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The world made new : Frederick Soddy, science, politics, and environment

Author: Linda Merricks
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The world made new is a biography of one of the most original and widely significant, yet largely forgotten, British scientists. Frederick Soddy was born in 1877 and was one of the first generation of English atomic scientists, who stood out from his colleagues from the start. He worked with Rutherford on the initial discoveries about atomic disintegration, for which Rutherford received the Nobel Prize. Soddy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Frederick Soddy; Frederick Soddy; Frederick Soddy; Frederick Soddy; Frederick Soddy
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Merricks
ISBN: 0198559348 9780198559344
OCLC Number: 33245328
Description: vii, 223 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Childhood and early life ; 2. Success ; 3. Glasgow ; 4. Aberdeen and the First World War ; 5. Oxford and 'big science' ; 6. Monetary and other theories ; 7. New Britain ; 8. The darkest days ; 9. The post-war world ; Epilogue: The Frederick Soddy Trust ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Linda Merricks.
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This is the biography of a remarkable, many-talented man and yet a largely forgotten scientist. Frederick Soddy is an intruiging figure who not only won a Nobel Prize and became Professor of Physical  Read more...

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