ERIC Number: ED058029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Atomic Pioneers, Book 2, From the Mid-19th to the Early 20th Century. A World of the Atom Series Booklet.
Hiebert, Ray; Hiebert, Roselyn
This booklet is concerned with the last half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century when a great surge of knowledge vital to atomic science took place, as illustrated by work by Faraday, Mendeleev, Roentgen, Becquerel and the Curies. Each succeeding discovery brought atomic science closer to the great breakthrough that marked the close of classical physics: Max Planck's quantum theory. Work by Einstein, Rutherford, and Hahn propelled atomic science toward the unleashing of nuclear energy. The lives and work of 26 individuals who contributed to the explosion of knowledge in atomic science are described. (Author/TS)
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Authoring Institution: Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, TN. Div. of Technical Information.