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Cathcart, Brian

Overview
Works: 10 works in 45 publications in 2 languages and 2,420 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Classifications: Q141, 539.762
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Most widely held works by Brian Cathcart
The fly in the cathedral by Brian Cathcart ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Re-creating the frustrations, excitement, and obsessions of 1932, the "miracle year" of British physics, Brian Cathcart reveals in rich detail the astonishing story behind the splitting of the atom. The most celebrated scientific experiment of its time, it would help open the way toward one of mankind's most devastating inventions - the atomic bomb."--BOOK JACKET
Test of greatness : Britain's struggle for the atom bomb by Brian Cathcart ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fly in the cathedral : how a small group of Cambridge scientists won the race to split the atom by Brian Cathcart ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I 1920'erne og 1930'erne lykkedes det for de tre atomfysikere i Cambridge Ernest Rutherford, John Cockcroft og Ernest Walton at spalte en atomkerne
The case of Stephen Lawrence by Brian Cathcart ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephen Lawrence was murdered at a bus-stop in London, by a gang of white youths, because he was black. The police investigation has been severely criticised, and this book describes the incident, events surrounding it and the police investigation
Jill Dando : her life and death by Brian Cathcart ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rain by Brian Cathcart ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Were you still up for Portillo? by Brian Cathcart ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fly in the cathedral : how a group of Cambridge scientists won the international race to split the atom by Brian Cathcart ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Flugan i katedralen : hur en liten grupp vetenskapsmän från Cambridge vann kapplöpningen om att först lyckas klyva atomen by Brian Cathcart ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The fly in the cathedral by Brian Cathcart ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Re-creating the frustrations, excitements, and obsessions of 1932, the "miracle year" of British physics, [the author] reveals in ... detail the astonishing story behind the splitting of the atom. The most celebrated scientific experiment of its time, it would lead to one of mankind's most devastating inventions? the atomic bomb. All matter is made mostly of empty space. Each of the billions of atoms that comprise it is hollow, its true mass concentrated in a tiny nucleus that, if the atom were a cathedral, would be no bigger than a fly. Discovering its existence three quarters of a century ago was Lord Rutherford's greatest scientific achievement, but even he caught only a glimpse. Almost at the point of despair, John Cockcroft and Ernest Walton, two young researchers in a grubby basement room at the famous Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, grappled with the challenge. Racing against their American and German counterparts-a colorful cast of Nobel Prize winners - they would change everything. With paper-and-pencil calculations, a handmade apparatus, the odd lump of plasticine, and some revolutionary physics, Cockroft and Walton raised the curtain on the atomic age. [This book] is a riveting and erudite narrative inspired by the dreams that lead the last true gentlemen scientists to the very essence of the universe: the heart of matter. -Back cover
 
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Languages
English (44)
Swedish (1)
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