London: Taylor & Francis, 1986. First Edition. Octavo (23cm); medium blue cloth, stamped in foil, in blue pictorial dustwrapper; viii, 198pp. Dustwrapper mildly toned, with shelf wear and gently rolled edges. Textblock clear and sound. Near Fine in Very Good dustwrapper.
In 1977, Sir Nevill Francis Mott (with Phillip Warren Anderson and John Hasbrouck Van Vleck) won the Nobel Prize for Physics, for investigative work into the potential technological applications of disordered systems (amorphous, or "glassy" solids). Earlier, he was known for his work in quantum mechanics and other topics in solid state physics (e.g., metals, semiconductors, alloys). In his autobiography A Life in Science, Mott reminisces on his life and how external factors, such as family, war, politics, and religion, influenced his work.