AUTHORThomson, George
TITLEJ.J. Thomson: Discoverer of the Electron
CITYGarden City, NY
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This book by Nobel Prize laureate George Thomson chronicles the career his father, J. J. Thompson, who discovered the electron and headed the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge, England. He conducted or directed research which led to understanding of the transmission of electricity through gases and early steps toward understanding how atoms are constructed from positive and negative particles. His students included Rutherford, and Bohr. The book discusses important scientific discoveries and technological innovations within the biographical context of engaged and brilliant scientists. Photographs and diagrams are included.

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