"Labelling Ball a science writer sells his writing short, for its value lies above all in a range that dissolves the awkward silences between science and the larger culture of which it is part." Marek Kohn - The Independent

P. Ball & R. Evans, "Structure and adsorption at gas-solid interfaces: layering transitions from a continuum theory", Journal of Chemical Physics 89, 4412-4423 (1988).

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