This book tells about lives in science, specifically the lives of thirty from the
pantheon of physics. Some of the names are familiar (Newton, Einstein, Curie,
Heisenberg, Bohr), while others may not be (Clausius, Gibbs, Meitner, Dirac,
Chandrasekhar). All were, or are, extraordinary human beings, at least as fascinatingas
their subjects. The short biographies in the book tell the stories of both
the people and their physics.