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Enrico Fermi and the Revolutions of Modern Physics.

Author: Dan Cooper
Publisher: Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist whose work led to the discovery of nuclear fission, the basis of nuclear power and the atom bomb.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Enrico Fermi; Enrico Fermi; Enrico Fermi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Cooper
ISBN: 019511762X 9780195117622
OCLC Number: 1020237079
Notes: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Contents: Born in a revolution --
Early promise fulfilled --
Road to a Nobel prize --
Racing to a chain reaction --
Los Alamos and the A-bomb --
Science in Chicago, service in Washington --
Great man honored and remembered.

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