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The Resource A force of nature : the frontier genius of Ernest Rutherford, Richard Reeves

A force of nature : the frontier genius of Ernest Rutherford, Richard Reeves

Label
A force of nature : the frontier genius of Ernest Rutherford
Title
A force of nature
Title remainder
the frontier genius of Ernest Rutherford
Statement of responsibility
Richard Reeves
Title variation
Frontier genius of Ernest Rutherford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born in colonial New Zealand, fifteen mountain miles away from the nearest town, 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 overseas revolutionized modern physics. Among his discoveries were the orbital structure of the atom and the concept of the "half-life" of radioactive materials, which led to a massive reevaluation of the age of the Earth, previously judged to be just 100 million years old. 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." "Rutherford, awarded a Nobel Prize and made Baron Rutherford by the Queen, was also a great humanist and teacher, coming to the aid of colleagues caught in the Nazi and Soviet regimes. Under his rigorous and boisterous direction, a new generation of remarkable physicists emerged from the famous Cavendish Laboratory. In Richard Reeves's hands, Rutherford comes alive, a ruddy, genial man and a pivotal figure in scientific history."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-2020
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reeves, Richard
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.R8
LC item number
R44 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Great discoveries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rutherford, Ernest
  • Physicists
  • Physicists
  • Science
  • Science
  • Nuclear fission
  • Radioactivity
Label
A force of nature : the frontier genius of Ernest Rutherford, Richard Reeves
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Atlas books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
163708517
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780393057508
Lccn
2007033184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)163708517
Label
A force of nature : the frontier genius of Ernest Rutherford, Richard Reeves
Publication
Note
"Atlas books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
163708517
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780393057508
Lccn
2007033184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)163708517

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