Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company, 1982. Galen Song (cover design). First Edition (presumed). Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Corners sharp. Slight spine slant. Binding tight. Prior owner's name on FFE. B/W photos. Equations. Appendix. 15 x 21.5 cm. 218 pp. / Good. Some scuffing and general shelf wear. Edgewear and creasing evident. Item #9198
Translated by L. Brown and R. Yoshida.
This is Yukawa's autobiography of his early years, written in Japanese when he was fifty years old. It describes his family background and the education and experiences, both social and intellectual, that helped to form his character and direct his career. Especially valuable to the historian of science are his discussions of scientific relationships with his colleague Sin-itiro Tomonaga, with his teacher Yoshio Nishina, and with his students (who later became his collaborators): Sakata, Taketani, and Kobayashi. The story ends with the writing of his first scientific paper in English, being the birth of the meson theory of nuclear forces.
Also included are the original paper of the meson theory by Prof H Yukawa and an introduction by Prof L M Brown on "Hideki Yukawa and the Meson"