Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Vale John Archibald Wheeler
One of the giants of 20th century physics passed away last weekend. John Archibald Wheeler is usually known for helping to invent the theory of nuclear fission and giving black holes their name.
At Abbey's he is known for co-authoring Gravitation, a 1,279 page book which has never been out of print since it was published in 1973 - in fact, we have sold 17 copies since 2001, which isn't bad for a book that currently sells for over $200! Dave
Posted by Abbey's Bookshop at 18:36