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Author Zewail, Ahmed H

Title Voyage through time : walks of life to the Nobel Prize / Ahmed Zewail
Published Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2002


Description 1 online resource (xii, 287 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents First steps : on the banks of the Nile -- The gate to science : the Alexandria years -- The American encounter : Independence in Philadelphia -- California gold : from Berkeley to Pasadena -- The invisible atom : close-up at Caltech -- The race against time : six millennia to femtotime -- Time and matter : the femtouniverse in perspective -- On the road to Stockholm : festivities and fairy tales -- A personal vision : the world of the have-nots -- Walks to the future : my hope for Egypt and America -- Epilogue : success, is there a formula?
Summary 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 â his own life and the split-secondworld of the femtosecond. In this endearing exposé 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 â in bothdeveloped and developing countries. What makes the book enchanting andengaging is Zewail's emphasis on the human dimension and his uni
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-241) and index
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Subject Zewail, Ahmed H.
SUBJECT Zewail, Ahmed H. fast
Subject Femtochemistry -- History -- 20th century
Chemists -- Egypt -- Biography
SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- General.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9812564470