Preface to the English edition; preface to the Russian edition in Memoriam; selected essays of G.I. Budker; "Bard of Science" - The Moscow Period (1947-1958); "Sir Director" - The Novosibirsk Period (1958-1977); information on the authors; Curriculum Vitae of Academician G.I.Budker;
In this wonderful collection, friends and colleagues of Russian physicist G.I. Budker--founder of the Novosibirsk Institute--reminisce on the man and his science. Two articles by Budker himself are included as well. None of this material has ever appeared in English and includes work by Kapitsa, Landau, and Sakharov.