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Ernest Rutherford
C L Boltz

Heron Books 1970
ISBN None
375 pages. Hard Cover.
33 black/white photos embedded in the text.

Purchasing Details.
Out of Print

My Comments on This Book.
This book is one of a series The Great Nobel Prizes whose editor is Courtland Canby. Due to the lack of advertising in this book it might have been the first of the series. The concept is a good one, a series of nice, easy-to-read, compact books about the most important Nobel prizewinners.

Boltz never met Rutherford but knew the Cavendish Laboratory and knew and talked to George Crowe, Rutherford's assistant, and other people who worked with Rutherford. He otherwise drew mainly on Eve's biography plus Rutherford's published papers.

It's a good book.

Errors Noted.
None noted but I am due to read it again carefully.

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Contents

Editor's Foreword

3

Chapter
1 Education of a Genius

3

2 Cambridge Initiation

30

3 Cahnge of Direction

44

4 Founding his First School

62

5 Rutherford at McGill

74

6 Rutherford at Manchester

105

7 World War I

153

8 Rutherford the Great at Cambridge

164

9 The Work of a Scientist

215

10 The Radio Detector

222

11 Early Atomics

288

12 Radioactivity

240

13 The Nuclear Atom

261

14 Nuclear Physics

278

15 The Rutherford Contribution

291

Historical Appendix

309

Glossary

357

Sources of Illustrations

365

Acknowledgements

367

Index

371

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