Michael Friedlander Published Book Reviews

Starting as early as 1959, Michael wrote short book reviews on all sorts of physics topics for Physics Today (the monthly journal of the American Physical Society (APS)) and Physics World (the journal of the Institute of Physics (IOP)), plus Science magazine (journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)), and more.

Note that here the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) link often leads to the publicly viewable article.

[1] Pierre Demers and M. W. Friedlander. Ionographie. Physics Today, 12(7):44, January 1959. [ DOI ]
[2] C. F. Powell, P. H. Fowler, D. H. Perkins, and M. W. Friedland er. The Study of Elementary Particles by the Photographic Method. Physics Today, 13(9):45, January 1960. [ DOI ]
[3] Morris H. Shamos and M. W. Friedlander. Great Experiments in Physics. Physics Today, 13(5):46, January 1960. [ DOI ]
[4] Pierre Demers and M. W. Friedlander. Photographie corpusculaire II. Physics Today, 13(10):64, January 1960. [ DOI ]
[5] Frederick I. Ordway and M. W. Friedlander. Advances in Space Science, Volume 1. Physics Today, 13(8):46, January 1960. [ DOI ]
[6] W. H. Watson and M. W. Friedlander. On Understanding Physics. Physics Today, 13(7):47, January 1960. [ DOI ]
[7] F. C. Champion, N. Davy, and M. W. Friedlander. Properties of Matter. Physics Today, 13(6):58, January 1960. [ DOI ]
[8] Keith R. Symon and M. W. Friedlander. Mechanics. Physics Today, 14(6):52, January 1961. [ DOI ]
[9] Ugo Ingard, William L. Kraushaar, and M. W. Friedlander. Introduction to Mechanics, Matter, and Waves. Physics Today, 15(7):54, January 1962. [ DOI ]
[10] Charlotte E. Mauk, Arthur H. Rosenfeld, R. K. Wakerling, and M. W. Friedlander. Instrumentation for High Energy Physics. Physics Today, 15(5):62, January 1962. [ DOI ]
[11] M. W. Friedlander. Physics and and PSSC Physics Teacher's Resource Book and Guide. Physics Today, 15(1):61, January 1962. [ DOI ]
[12] A. W. Wolfendale and M. W. Friedlander. Cosmic Rays. Physics Today, 16(9):72, January 1963. [ DOI ]
[13] Alladi Ramakrishnan and M. W. Friedlander. Elementary Particles and Cosmic Rays. Physics Today, 16(7):58, January 1963. [ DOI ]
[14] Max Jammer and M. W. Friedlander. Concepts of Mass in Classical and Modern Physics. Physics Today, 16(4):72, January 1963. [ DOI ]
[15] Arthur March, Ira M. Freeman, and Michael W. Friedlander. The New World of Physics. Physics Today, 17(10):62, January 1964. [ DOI ]
[16] M. W. Friedlander. Physics: On the Scope of Cosmic Ray Physics. (Book Reviews: Cosmic Ray Physics). Science, 149(3681):291, July 1965. [ DOI ]
[17] D. V. Skobel'tsyn and M. W. Friedlander. High-energy interactions. Physics Today, 19(3):76, January 1966. [ DOI ]
[18] Raymond J. Seeger and M. W. Friedlander. Have you read[ellipsis (horizontal)]? Physics Today, 20(12):83, January 1967. [ DOI ]
[19] Robert Colborn and M. W. Friedlander. Public eavesdropping. Physics Today, 20(10):95, January 1967. [ DOI ]
[20] S. Frederick Seymour, Morton Leeds, and M. W. Friedlander. Social aspects of science. Physics Today, 22(5):95, January 1969. [ DOI ]
[21] Michael Friedlander. Reviews: Under siege: The social responsibility of the scientist. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 13(5):52--52, 1971. [ DOI | arXiv | http ]
Under Siege: The Social Responsibility of the Scientist, Edited by Martin Brown, The Free Press, 1971 3.95, 282 pages.
[22] WA. Blanpied and MW. Friedlander. Physics: Its Structure and Evolution. Physics Today, 24(1):69, January 1971. [ DOI ]
[23] Michael W. Friedlander. Cosmic Ray Days. (Book Reviews: Moments in the Life of a Scientist.). Science, 250(4988):1756--1757, December 1990. [ DOI ]
[24] Michael W. Friedlander. The science wars: Debating scientific knowledge and technology. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 78(3):386–386, 2003. [ DOI ]
[25] Michael Friedlander. A life of genius and tragedy. Physics World, 18(11):40--41, nov 2005. [ DOI | http ]
Most young people today will associate the name J Robert Oppenheimer -- if they recognize it at all -- with the Manhattan Project and the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan in the last days of the Second World War. However, those of us who lived through those momentous times will remember much more about this great physicist. In particular, we will recall the famous 1954 Personnel Security Board hearing, which centred on Oppenheimer's advice on the hydrogen-bomb programme and his loyalty to the US. The board decided he should no longer advise the government on nuclear weapons.
[26] Michael W. Friedlander. Book reviews: Empire of the stars: Friendship, obsession and betrayal in the quest for black holes. Physics in Perspective, 10(1):126--134, 2008. [ DOI | http ]
[27] Michael W Friedlander. Book reviews: Disrupting science. Physics in Perspective, 11(4):457, 2009. [ DOI | http ]
[28] Michael W Friedlander. E=mc2in theory and in practice. Physics World, 22(02):38--39, feb 2009. [ DOI | http ]
Einstein and Oppenheimer are forever linked by that famous equation. Einstein derived it and Oppenheimer oversaw its terrible application. The Meaning of Genius is the subtitle that Silvan Schweber has chosen for his study of these two very different giants. Schweber is a theoretical physicist whose years at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton overlapped with those of Einstein and Oppenheimer, for whom he provides a perceptive comparison in his book's introductory chapter.
[29] Michael W Friedlander. Book reviews: Galileo (by heilbron). Physics in Perspective, 13(4):484--497, 2011. [ DOI | http ]

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