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David L. Goodstein (born 1939) is a U.S. physicist and educator. From 1988 to 2007 he served as Vice-provost of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he is also a professor of physics and applied physics, as well as (since 1995) the Frank J. Gilloon Distinguished Teaching and Service Professor.

Goodstein was educated at Brooklyn College (BS, 1960) and at the University of Washington (Ph.D., 1965). He has written several books, including States of Matter (1975) (reprinted in a Dover paperback edition) and Feynman’s Lost Lecture (1996). In the 1980s he was the director and host of The Mechanical Universe, an educational television series on physics that has been adapted for high school use and translated into many other languages. The series has been broadcast on hundreds of public broadcasting stations and has garnered more than a dozen prestigious awards, including the 1987 Japan Prize for television.

In recent times, while continuing to teach and conduct research in experimental condensed matter physics, he has turned his attention to issues related to science and society. In articles and speeches, he has addressed conduct and misconduct in science, and issues related to fossil fuels and the climate of Planet Earth. In 2004 he published a best-selling book The End of the Age of Oil.

In 1999, Goodstein was awarded the Oersted Medal of the American Association of Physics Teachers, and in 2000, the John P. McGovern Medal of the Sigma Xi Society. He has served on and chaired numerous scientific and academic panels, including the National Advisory Committee to the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the California Council on Science and Technology.
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Total Books: 9
Thermal Physics Energy and Entropy
2015 - Thermal Physics Energy and Entropy (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781107080119
ISBN-10: 1107080118
Genre: Science & Math
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Thermal Physics Energy and Entropy
2015 - Thermal Physics Energy and Entropy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781107465497
ISBN-10: 1107465494
Genres: Reference, Science & Math
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Climate Change and the Energy Problem Physical Science and Economics Perspective
Beyond the Stars Our Origins and the Search for Life in the Universe
2011 - Beyond the Stars Our Origins and the Search for Life in the Universe (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9789814295543
ISBN-10: 981429554X
Genre: Science & Math
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On Fact and Fraud Cautionary Tales from the Front Lines of Science
2010 - On Fact and Fraud Cautionary Tales From the Front Lines of Science (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780691139661
ISBN-10: 0691139660
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math
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Out of Gas The End of the Age of Oil
2008 - Out of Gas the End of the Age of Oil (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781435291959
ISBN-10: 1435291956
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Out of Gas The End of the Age Of Oil
2005 - Out of Gas the End of the Age of Oil (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393326475
ISBN-10: 0393326470
Genres: Nonfiction, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.
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Out of Gas The End of the Age of Oil
2004 - Out of Gas the End of the Age of Oil (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393058574
ISBN-10: 0393058573
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Feynman's Lost Lecture The Motion of Planets Around the Sun