Charles H. Townes: Beam Maker (Paperback)
Following a Prologue connecting dots between Charles Townes' visit to Chicago's A Century of Progress in 1933 to his career in science and service are a dozen biographical essays that pull the curtain back on various aspects of his life. Influences and interests, family and colleagues are all covered. Appendix coverage includes all his patents and all his 500 journal articles, plus honorary and earned degrees and a timeline.
Rachel Haynie, writer and educator, interviewed Professor Charles Townes multiple times over a five year period, authoring "First, You Explore: The Story of the Young Charles Townes" before writing "Charles H. Townes: Beam Maker" Her primary interests are history and art. South Carolina is home; her degrees are from the University of South Carolina.