Atom

Atom

No one ever expected the atom to be as bizarre, as capricious, and as weird as it turned out to be. Its tale is one riddled with jealousy, rivalry, missed opportunities and moments of genius. Piers Bizony tells the story of the young misfit New Zealander, Ernest Rutherford, who showed that the atom consisted mainly of empty space, a discovery that turned 200 years of classical physics on its head, and the brilliant Dane, Niels Bohr, who made the next great leap into the incredible world of quantum theory. Yet he and a handful of other Young Turks in this revolutionary new science weren't prepared for the shocks that Nature had up her sleeve. At the dawn of the Atomic Age, a dangerous new force was unleashed with terrifying speed...

Title:Atom
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781840468731
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    Atom Reviews

  • Andres

    This book is a really good explanation about how the atom's knowledge is built. Since the first theories until the future challenges the humanity will have to understand the atom and the Creation itse...

  • Jan

    easy reading about fascinating endeavour of human kind into depth of matter. might be too shallow for theoretical physicist but perfectly sufficient and clear for wondering mind of average person....

  • Icon Books

    Good Book Guide'Bizony's insightful, compelling book chronicles our quest to understand the atom through the personalities of those who looked furthest into its abyss - a human drama wrought with frus...

  • Kee Onn

    You might have heard of the names Einstein, Bohr, Schrodinger, Rutherford from the sleepy physics classes of old – this book brings the characters alive, back into the heady days of atomic research ...

  • Jerrid Kruse

    A short, but surprisingly complete history of our understanding of the atom. The book does a nice job illustrating how science is a series of arguments and the role of hunches and assumptions. The ins...

  • Gordon Gatiss

    This is a good book telling the true story of the scientists who uncovered the secret of the atom. Mistakes and rivalries of human beings in the journey of discovery. A compelling read, wonderful know...

  • Robert Martin

    Fantastic. It's a phenomenal overview of the history of the atomic theory, with a focus on the great minds who developed it.Not technical at all, yet very informative and compelling. One of my favouri...

  • Eduard Horak

    Amazingly informative book about the lives of scientists dedicated to understand the atom better. I enjoyed the final chapter most of all....

  • Russell Parkes

    Another superb book and the subject......