A Force of Nature: The Frontier Genius of Ernest Rutherford

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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.

GENRE
Wissenschaft und Natur
ERSCHIENEN
2008
17. Dezember
SPRACHE
EN
Englisch
UMFANG
208
Seiten
VERLAG
W. W. Norton & Company
GRÖSSE
759,1
 kB

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