The Long Life of a Thoughtful Teacher

Science  11 Dec 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5396, pp. 1998
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5396.1998

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Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam A Life in Physics. John Archibald Wheeler with Kenneth Ford. Norton, New York, 1998. 380 pp. $27.95, C$39.99. ISBN 0-393-04642-7.

Wheeler, who coined such terms as "black hole" and "wormhole," tells the story of his lengthy and influential career, which included substantial contributions to nuclear physics, quantum electrodynamics, and general relativity.