# Culture and history

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Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger by Jagdish Mehra and Kimball Milton, Oxford, ISBN 0198506589. Climbing the Mountain is the first full-length biography of Julian Sch...

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Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in 20th Century Physics by George Johnson (published by Knopf in the US: 0679437649, and by Jonathan Cape in the UK: 0224044273). Murray Gell-Mann b...

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Quintessence, the Mystery of the Missing Mass in the Universe by Lawrence Krauss, Basic Books, 04650337402. Cosmology has a lot going for it at the moment. Unprecedented amounts of data characterizing...