The Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic Bomb

The Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic Bomb

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Before the Manhattan Project, before nuclear warfare and the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was the twentieth century's great scientific quest to fathom the secrets of the atom. It was through that search for the inner workings of matter that a unique friendship was forged, a partnership that defied academic orthodoxy and altered the course of history.
Centred on the inter-war years - within the ivy clad walls of Cambridge University's famed Cavendish Laboratory, amid the windswept valleys of north Wales, and in the industrial heartland of Birmingham - The Basis of Everything is the story of the coming of the atomic bomb, and how the unlikely union of two scientists - Ernest Rutherford, the son of a New Zealand farmer, and Mark Oliphant, a peace-loving vegetarian from a tiny Australian hills village - would change the world.
Article Number:
55162
Author:
Andrew Ramsey
ISBN:
9781460755235
Number of Pages:
384
Product Depth:
4.0 cm
Product Height:
24.0 cm
Product Weight:
0.75 kg
Product Width:
16.5 cm
Published:
05/08/2019
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Product details
Before the Manhattan Project, before nuclear warfare and the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was the twentieth century's great scientific quest to fathom the secrets of the atom. It was through that search for the inner workings of matter that a unique friendship was forged, a partnership that defied academic orthodoxy and altered the course of history.
Centred on the inter-war years - within the ivy clad walls of Cambridge University's famed Cavendish Laboratory, amid the windswept valleys of north Wales, and in the industrial heartland of Birmingham - The Basis of Everything is the story of the coming of the atomic bomb, and how the unlikely union of two scientists - Ernest Rutherford, the son of a New Zealand farmer, and Mark Oliphant, a peace-loving vegetarian from a tiny Australian hills village - would change the world.
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Article Number:
55162
Author:
Andrew Ramsey
ISBN:
9781460755235
Number of Pages:
384
Product Depth:
4.0 cm
Product Height:
24.0 cm
Product Weight:
0.75 kg
Product Width:
16.5 cm
Published:
05/08/2019
Publisher:
HarperCollins