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  1. Atomic Transmutation. The Greatest Discovery Ever Made.
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    Atomic Transmutation. The Greatest Discovery Ever Made.

    From the Memoirs of Frederick Soddy. Nobel Laureate 1921.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Soddy on the half-title, "Frederick Soddy, May 20th 1953" and also by his co-author, "Love from the author, Muriel Howorth". Frederick Soddy, the discoverer of isotopes, began his career in the laboratory of Ernest Rutherford. "Together they published a series of papers on radioactivity and concluded that it was a phenomenon involving atomic disintegration with the formation of new kinds of matter… From 1904 to 1914 Soddy was lecturer in physical chemistry and radioactivity in the University of Glasgow. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1953

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 83467

    Signed: Yes

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