High Field Superconducting Magnets by Fred M Asner, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0 19 851764 5 (£55). Fred Asner traces the discovery and understanding of superconductivity. This includes the development and manufacture of semiconducting materials, […]

CERN Courier welcomes feedback but reserves the right to edit letters. Please e-mail “cern.courier@cern.ch”. Civil rights The standfirst of your July article “How Martin Luther King almost came to Fermilab” reads oddly. I refer to […]

The MATHEMATICA Book, Version 4, by Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram Research, Cambridge University Press 0521 643147 (£35/$49.95). Mathematica is one of the most important programs for algebraic (in contrast to numeric) calculations. It is an indispensable […]