AUTHORCampbell, John
TITLERutherford: Scientist Supreme
CITYChristchurch, New Zealand

This book is a thorough biography of famous experimental physicist Ernest Rutherford written by a fellow New Zealand physicist, who lays particular emphasis on Rutherford’s connection to New Zealand. The author focuses primarily on Rutherford’s formative years, personal life, family, and friends. However, some of Rutherford’s scientific work is also described. The book contains lengthy quotations and the full text of many letters. It is informally presented; for example, the author refers to Rutherford by his nickname “Ern." Numerous illustrations and photographs, many in color, are included.

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