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Lise Meitner and the dawn of the nuclear age

Author: Patricia Rife
Publisher: Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography that interprets both the life and times of Lise Meitner (1878 - 1968), providing a background of the scientific discoveries and social milieu that affected the research, events,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographie
Named Person: Lise Meitner; Lise Meitner; Lise Meitner
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Rife
ISBN: 0817645594 9780817645595
OCLC Number: 123131338
Notes: Originally published in hardback, ©1999.
Description: xviii, 432 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword by John Archibald Wheeler.-Introduction by Patricia Rife.-Choosing the Path of Physics: 1878-1906.-Berlin: 1907-1909.-New Explorations at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute: 1909-1914.-World War I and Its Consequences: 1914-1920.-Shadows Lengthen: The Struggle out of the Causal Chain: 1920-1932.-Science in Nazi Germany: 1933-1936.-The Transuranic Maze: 1934-1938.-Escape from Nazi Germany: 1938.-The Discovery and Interpretation of Fission: 1938.-The News of Fission Spreads: 1939.-Chain Reaction and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age: 1939.-Secrecy and Code Names: War Research Surrounding Nuclear Fission: 1939-1942.-The Dark Days of War: 1941-1945.-The Atomic Bomb, a Trip to Washington, and the Nobel Prize Controversy: 1945-1946.-Epilogue: What Scientists Will Make of This Newly Found Knowledge: 1947-1968.-Endnotes.-Chronology.-List of Awards and Honors.-Publications by Lise Meitner.-Bibliography.-Index.
Responsibility: Patricia Rife ; foreword by John Archibald Wheeler.
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