E Segr? London: University of Chicago Press 1970 pp x + 276 price ?3.15
All that might be hoped for in a biography of one Nobel Prize winner in physics by another has been realized in Emilio Segr?'s biography of his friend, Enrico Fermi. It is a relatively slim book and yet, thanks to speaking 'noght o word more than was nede' and to a truly masterly drawing of Fermi's character, along with his physics and the events through which he moved, Segr? has provided us with a brilliant appreciation of one of the most pre-eminent figures of modern physics.