Of all created comforts, God is the lender; you are the borrower, not the owner… Ernest Rutherford


A force of nature : the frontier genius of Ernest Rutherford  Richard Reeves  New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c 2008  Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. 207 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 1939-195) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment… Ernest Rutherford

Born in colonial New Zealand, Ernest Rutherford grew up on the frontier — a different world from Cambridge, to which he won a scholarship at the age of twenty-four. His work revolutionized modern physics. Among his discoveries were the orbital structure of the atom and the concept of the “half-life” of radioactive materials.

All science is either physics or stamp collecting… Ernest Rutherford

Rutherford and the young men working under him were the first to split the atom, unlocking tremendous forces — forces, as Rutherford himself predicted, that would bring us the atomic bomb. In Richard Reeves’s hands, Rutherford comes alive, a ruddy, genial man and a pivotal figure in scientific history.

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