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The Basis of Everything

Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic Bomb

Andrew Ramsey

New Zealander Ernest Rutherford was the first Antipodean to be awarded a Nobel Prize and his partnership with Australian research assistant Mark Oliphant in Cambridge in the 1930s opened the door to knowledge that would lead to the atomic bomb. That story is told in this scientific history alongside the biographies of the two pioneering physicists, who shared the experience of a modest upbringing and rudimentary education in a small colonial outpost.
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  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Year: 2019
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 241x163mm
  • ISBN: 9781460755235
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.7kg
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