Linus Pauling: Scientist and Peacemaker by Clifford Mead (Repost)
Publisher: Oregon State University Press (January 2001) | ISBN: 0870714899 | Pages: 272 | DJVU | 3.55 MB
When Linus Pauling was nine, his father proclaimed proudly his son's voracious reading appetite and his keen interest in ancient history and the natural sciences in a letter to the local paper. By the time he was 13, Pauling had already decided to become a chemist. From then on, an insatiable curiosity drove him tirelessly to solve puzzles in chemistry and physics. Along the way, he developed a new quantum theory of the chemical bond, which he described in his most important book, The Nature of the Chemical Bond, and the Structure of Molecules and Crystals.