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RUTHERFORD, Ernest, James Chadwick, & C. D. Ellis.

Radiations from Radioactive Substances.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1930 Stock Code: 131167
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In the remarkably bright jacket

First edition, first impression, in the notably uncommon dust jacket. Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) was a pioneer in the study of nuclear physics, the discoverer of the structure of the atom and the first scientist to split the atom. This work updates his 1913 work Radioactive Substances and their Radiations (a concise account of the whole subject of radioactivity as it then stood) and includes an account of the "very rapid growth of our knowledge of the transformations of radioactive substances and of the radiations which accompany these transformations" which had occurred since 1913 (preface).

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in gilt. With dust jacket.

Illustrations

With 12 plates and numerous diagrams in the text.

Condition

Ownership inscription to head of front free endpaper and p. 273. Spine just starting to roll, light offsetting to endpapers, foxing to edges, verso of plates, not affecting images, and very occasionally to text; else a near-fine copy in the remarkably bright jacket with a couple of small nicks to spine ends and tips.

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