
Elementary Principles
in Statistical Mechanics
J. Willard Gibbs
Gibbs is considered by many historians of science to be the
most original and gifted scientist that the new world has
produced to date. Among the many fields that he pioneered,
Statistical Mechanics is most closely and uniquely identified
with his name. Gibbs's work has been so influential in giving
form to this subject that this 1902 volume could almost serve
as a textbook today. This book will interest both historians
of science and those who wish to probe the fundamentals of
statistical mechanics.
207 + xvi pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
Reprint of first English edition published
in 1902.
Paper $24. ISBN
091802420X
Cloth $32. ISBN 0918024196 

The Early Work of Willard Gibbs in Applied Mechanics
J. Willard Gibbs
The Early Work of Willard Gibbs in Applied Mechanics was published
in 1947, and went virtually uncirculated in spite of its obvious
interest to a wide variety of scholars and historians. Within
the pages of this handsome volume are Gibbs' Ph.D. dissertation
on spur gears, as well as his articles on the railway car
brake and on a governor for steam engines.
Henry Schuman, Inc., Publishers, 1947. First edition.
Cloth $25. ISBN
1881987175 

The Scientific Papers of J.
Willard Gibbs
Volume I
Thermodynamics
This volume devoted to thermodynamics contains one of the
most brilliant of all 19thcentury scientific papers the 300page
"On the Equilibrium of Heterogenous Substances"
This paper, a rigorous and general development of basic thermodynamic
laws, not only founded the science of physical chemistry,
but also provided material on the theories of catalysis, solid
solutions, and osmotic pressure that later scientists spent
decades in working out completely. A number of natural laws
were clearly stated in this paper for the first time and its
publication in 1878 was an event of the first magnitude in
the history of science. Eight additional papers on the thermodynamics
of fluids, vapordensities, and electrochemical thermodynamics,
complete the first volume.
462 pages, 6 x 9.
Reprint of first edition published
in 1906.
Paper $38. ISBN
0918024773 

The Scientific Papers of J.
Willard Gibbs
Volume II
Dynamics, Vector Analysis, Multiple Algebra, Electromagnetic
Theory of Light
This volume is a collection of Gibbs' published papers on
dynamics, multiple algebra, and electromagnetic theory of
light. It also includes his course on vector analysis that
is the basis of both the mathematical tool and its physical
application.
292 pages, 6 x 9.
Reprint of first edition published
in 1906.
Paper $38. ISBN
188198706X 

Willard Gibbs
Muriel Rukeyser "Muriel Rukeyser has written
a brilliant and significant biography of the great American
scientist, Willard Gibbs, wisely placing the emphasis on his
intellectual and scientific achievements."
Yale Review
This biography places Gibbs in the context of the remarkable
flowering of science and literature in the United States in
the second half of the 19th century. Thus, the works of William
James, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Henry Adams are discussed
sidebyside with the science of Joseph Henry, Lee De Forest,
and Charles Peirce. In elegant prose, Rukeyser portrays Gibbs's
unparalleled scientific achievements, and presents his unique
place in the intellectual life of 19th century America.
CONTENTS: Introduction: On Presumption The "Amistad"
Mutiny New Haven Childhood Science and the Imagination
The Education Father and Son The Civil
War The Years Abroad Return to America
The First Papers A Chair in Mathematical Physics
The Great Paper "Mathematics Is a Language"
The Rosetta Stone of Science The Shadow and The
Factory Three Masters: Melville, Whitman, Gibbs
The Imagination of America The Double Democracy
Tendencies of History The Long Discovery of Willard Gibbs.
465 + xiv pages, 6 x 9.
Reprint of first edition published in
1942.
Paper $35. ISBN
0918024560
Cloth $45. ISBN 0918024579 