AUTHORBoorse, Henry A. / Motz, Lloyd / Weaver, Jefferson Hane
TITLEThe Atomic Scientists: A Biographical History
PUBLISHERJohn Wiley and Sons, Inc.
CITYNew York, NY

This history of atomic science is told through the lives of individual scientists, giving both their successes and their failures. Through the biographies, the authors try to add a personal element that can excite the reader about science. Starting with the evolution of the concept of atoms and the ancient Greek Lucretius, and ending with high energy physics and elementary particles, the book presents the work of numerous scientists in detail, while putting their contributions together into an overall context. The presentation of scientific knowledge as well as biographical information makes the book a rather dense volume.

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