"Portraits of Discovery: Profiles in Scientific Genius"
by George Greenstein
(Amherst College and Five College Astronomy Department)
John Wiley & Sons 1997

A collection, aimed at the general public, of profiles of ten physicists and astronomers. The subjects' lives and careers are probed in depth, full attention being paid to their scientific work, to the twists and turns of their lives, and to the social implications of their work. Where relevant, the profiles also treat of extra-scientific issues such as woman in science, the role of science in developing countries, and the stunning rise of big science in our time.