AUTHORCrowther, J. G.
TITLEBritish Scientists of the Twentieth Century
PUBLISHERRoutledge & Kegan Paul Limited
CITYLondon, England

This book covers the lives and major discoveries of six of the most prominent twentieth-century British scientists. Included in the book is information on two physicists who laid the foundation for nuclear physics and their most important work: J. J. Thomson and his discovery of the electron and Ernest Rutherford and his experiments with alpha particles, beta rays, and radioactivity. Their early and private lives are also discussed. Other scientists included in the book are James Jeans, Arthur Eddington, Frederick Hopkins, and William Bateson. A brief bibliography is included for each of the scientists.

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