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Radioactivity : a history of a mysterious science

Author: Marjorie Caroline Malley
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Malley, Marjorie Caroline, 1941-
Radioactivity.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010038979
(OCoLC)668403377
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Caroline Malley
ISBN: 9780199830497 0199830495
OCLC Number: 744616855
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 267 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: A new science. The beginnings ; The Curies ; Rutherford, Soddy, particles, and alchemy? ; The radioactive Earth ; Speculations ; Radioactivity and chemistry ; Inside the atom ; Sequel --
Measuring and using radioactivity. Methods and instruments ; Radioactivity, medicine, and life ; New industries --
Beyond the story. Radioactivity's prime movers ; Radioactivity and timeless questions : the quest for understanding ; The imaginative appeal of a discovery.
Responsibility: Marjorie C. Malley.

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