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The Atomic Scientists: A Biographical History
The history of atomic science, as told through the lives of its most brilliant and creative minds. This dramatic presentation brings to life the thoughts, battles, and breakthroughs of the figures that made science history, from Lucretius to Feynman. Contains over 100 biographies in all, covering the most notable thinkers, and also many important, but little-remembered con ...more
Hardcover, 472 pages
Published May 31st 1989 by Wiley
(first published May 1989)
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Since I taught in the field of radiation physics, this book was very appealing to me. Did you know that the concept of things being made from primary building blocks came from philosophers from about 600 b.c. I used a cloud chamber to show nuclear workers radiation- some had worked in the nuclear field for 35 years and had never seen one. Learn about it in the book... it bears the discover's name- A Wilson Cloud Chamber. Lots of great history in this book! ...more
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