17.157 new book

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                     Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 157.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 06:46:37 +0100
             From: Kluwer <Kluwer@Kluwer.m0.net>
             Subject: new book: Revisiting the Foundations of Relativistic Physics

    Revisiting the Foundations of Relativistic Physics
    Festschrift in Honor of John Stachel

    edited by

    Abhay Ashtekar
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA

    Robert S. Cohen
    Boston University, Center for Philosophy and History of Sciences, MA, USA

    Don Howard
    University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

    Juergen Renn
    Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany

    Sahotra Sarkar
    University of Texas, Austin, USA

    Abner Shimony
    Boston University, MA, USA


    This book is for physicists, historians and philosophers of physics as well
    as students seeking an introduction to ongoing debates in relativistic and
    quantum physics. This title is unique in that:
         * it comprises contributions by leading physicists, philosophers and
    historians of science;
         * it covers the recent debates on the emergence of relativity and
    quantum theory;
         * it includes chapters with an introductory character, comprehensible
    to students and science teachers;
         * it can be used in graduate level courses in the history and
    philosophy of science;
         * it strengthens the bonds between the communities of scientists,
    historians, and philosophers.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1284-5 Date: August 2003 Pages: 672 pp.
    EURO 199.00 / USD 199.00 / GBP 126.00

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