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The fly in the cathedral

Author: Brian Cathcart
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Ernest Rutherford; Ernest Walton; Ernest Rutherford; Ernest Walton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Cathcart
ISBN: 0374157162 9780374157166
OCLC Number: 56096501
Description: xii, 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Cavendish --
'Mollycewels an' atoms' --
Method --
A way forward --
A man in white trousers --
A finite probability --
Hardware --
Lab life --
Other ideas --
Turning point --
Off to the races --
Timeliness and promise --
Red letter day --
Still safe --
Nobel.
Responsibility: Brian Cathcart.
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"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.

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