First Edition of How the Laser Happened; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Charles H. Townes

  • How the Laser Happened.

How the Laser Happened.


Item Number: 2708

New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist’s autobiography, in which he describes his invention of the laser. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Charles Townes on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

"An engaging human story, intertwined with a first-hand account of some of the twentieth century's most significant inventions and discoveries. Fine reading for anyone interested in science, scientists, or the roles they play in our fast-changing world" (Arno Penzias).

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