A Force of Nature: The Frontier Genius of Ernest Rutherford (Great Discoveries Series)

A Force of Nature: The Frontier Genius of Ernest Rutherford (Great Discoveries Series)

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by Richard Reeves
     
 

ISBN-10: 039305750X

ISBN-13: 9780393057508

Pub. Date: 11/05/2007

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"Starred Review. Reeves deploys his considerable writing skill in portraying Rutherford's personality ... capturing the full aspect of the man."—Booklist
Born in colonial New Zealand, Ernest Rutherford grew up on the frontier—a different world from Cambridge, to which he won a scholarship at the age of twenty-four. His work revolutionized modern

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"Starred Review. Reeves deploys his considerable writing skill in portraying Rutherford's personality ... capturing the full aspect of the man."—Booklist
Born in colonial New Zealand, Ernest Rutherford grew up on the frontier—a different world from Cambridge, to which he won a scholarship at the age of twenty-four. His work revolutionized modern physics. Among his discoveries were the orbital structure of the atom and the concept of the "half-life" of radioactive materials. Rutherford and the young men working under him were the first to split the atom, unlocking tremendous forces—forces, as Rutherford himself predicted, that would bring us the atomic bomb. In Richard Reeves's hands, Rutherford comes alive, a ruddy, genial man and a pivotal figure in scientific history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393057508
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/05/2007
Series:
Great Discoveries Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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