Voyage Through Time: Walks of Life to the Nobel Prize

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World Scientific, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 287 pages
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From a beginning in an Egyptian delta town and the port of Alexandriato the scenic vistas of sunny southern California, Ahmed Zewail takesus on a voyage through time his own life and the split-secondworld of the femtosecond. In this endearing expos(r) of his life andwork until his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1999, he draws lessonsfrom his life story so far, and he meditates on the impact which therevolution in science has had on our modern world in bothdeveloped and developing countries.
 

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Dr. Ahmed is a very respectable scientist however the book is poorly written. It could be better if he talked about challenges that met him and how he overcame it. He talks very high of himself in an attempt of idealizing himself and his family.

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Contents

Prologue
First Steps On the Banks of the Nile
8
The Gate to Science The Alexandria Years
24
The American Encounter Independence in Philadelphia
48
Califoinia Gold From Berkeley to Pasadena
70
The Invisible Atom Closeup at Caltech
96
The Race against Time Six Millennia to Femtotime
116
Time and Matter The Femtouniverse in Perspective
148
On the Road to Stockholm Festivities and Fairy Tales
164
A Personal Vision The World of the HaveNots
196
Walks to the Future My Hope for Egypt and America
212
Success Is There a Formula?
230
Further Readings
234
Appendix
240
Index
276
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About the author (2002)

Zewail received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, unshared, in 1999. He currently occupies the Linus Pauling Chair of Chemistry and he is professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena.

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