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The Path of No Resistance: The Story of the Revolution in Superconductivity

By: Schechter, Bruce

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1989

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: kb009394

ISBN: 0671657852

Condition: Very Good


200 pages; some light edge wear to jacket and boards; Since 1987, stories about superconductivity have regularly appeared on the front pages of newspapers. A breakthrough by two physicists at IBM's Zurich laboratory suddenly transformed what had long been considered an unrewarding backwater of physics into a glamorous and trendy scienrific frontier. A stunning series of discoveries followed that promised to propel the world into a science-fiction future of flying trains, cheap energy and lightning-fast computers. In record time, the IBM physicists received the Nobel Prize. This is the story ... View more info