The Infancy of Atomic Physics: Hercules in His Cradle

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Atomic physics is a mighty Hercules that dominates modern civilization, promising immense reserves of power but threatening catastrophic war and radioactive pollution. The story of the atom's discovery and the development of techniques to harness its energy offers fascinating insights into the forces behind twenty-first-century technology. This compelling history portrays the human faces and lives behind the beginnings of atomic science. "The Infancy of Atomic Physics "ranges from experiments in the 1880s by William Crookes ...

The Infancy of Atomic Physics: Hercules in His Cradle 2006, Dover Publications, Mineola, NY

ISBN-13: 9780486450360

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The Infancy of Atomic Physics: Hercules in His Cradle 1983, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198539049

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