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Enrico Fermi : trailblazer in nuclear physics

Author: Erica Stux
Publisher: Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, ©2004.
Series: Nobel Prize-winning scientists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : English
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Profiles the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who dominated the field of physics, made important discoveries in the fields of atomic behavior leading to the use of nuclear power as a new source of energy, as well as the development of the first atomic bomb.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Enrico Fermi; Enrico Fermi; Enrico Fermi; Enrico Fermi
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erica Stux
ISBN: 0766021777 9780766021778
OCLC Number: 51615240
Description: 128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: What's inside an atom? --
Early years --
Preparing for a career --
Bringing modern physics to Italy --
Experiments on atomic nuclei --
Momentous changes --
The war effort --
Chicago and Los Alamos --
After the war --
Fermi's legacy.
Series Title: Nobel Prize-winning scientists.
Responsibility: Erica Stux.

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Profiles the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who dominated the field of physics, made important discoveries in the fields of atomic behavior leading to the use of nuclear power as a new source of energy, as well as the development of the first atomic bomb.

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