Force of Nature The Frontier Genius of Ernest Rutherford

ISBN-10: 0393333698

ISBN-13: 9780393333695

Edition: N/A

Authors: Richard Reeves
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Description: "Reeves deploys his considerable writing skill in portraying Rutherford's personality...capturing the full aspect of the man."--Booklist, starred review 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.

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List price: $17.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Richard Reeves is a syndicated columnist and teaches at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, D.C. and New York.

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