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The Resource The Basis of Everything

The Basis of Everything

Label
The Basis of Everything
Title
The Basis of Everything
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Ramsey
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Language
eng
Summary
They were kindred souls, schooled and steeped in the furthest frontiers of Britain's empire, whose restless intellect and tireless conviction fused in the crucible of discovery at Cambridge University's celebrated Cavendish Laboratory, at a time when nature's deepest secrets were being revealed. Their brilliance illuminated the sub-atomic recesses of the natural world and, as a direct result, set loose the power of nuclear fusion. It was a heartfelt, enduring partnership, born at the University of Adelaide's modest physics department and flourishing further in the confines of the Cavendish before ultimately driving the famed Manhattan Project, which produced the world's first nuclear weapons, unleashed to such devastating effect on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Rutherford and Oliphant were men with a shared devotion to pure science, who, through circumstance and necessity, found themselves betrayed as instruments of the war they detested but were duty-bound to prosecute. Consequently, their influence was pivotal in the last great global conflict the world witnessed and in engendering the thermonuclear threat that has held the planet hostage ever since. Yet their pioneering work lives on too in a vast array of innovations seeded by nuclear physics, from radiocarbon dating and TV screens to life-saving diagnostic-imaging devices
Summary
The story that bonds Ernest Rutherford and Marcus Oliphant is as extraordinary as it is unlikely. Kindred souls, both schooled and steeped in the furthest frontiers of Britain's Empire. Scientists whose restless intellect and tireless conviction fused in the Cavendish Laboratory's famed crucible of discovery. At a time when nature's deepest secrets were being revealed, and the planet's very future cast in shadow. Theirs was a friendship forged in shared history although they were born thirty years and 3,000 kilometres apart. This is the intertwined tale of remarkable men whose brilliance illuminated the sub-atomic recesses of the natural world and, as a direct result, set loose the power of nuclear fusion. It was a heartfelt, enduring partnership born at Adelaide University's modest physics department, flourishing further in the celebrated confines of the Cavendish before ultimately driving the Manhattan Project that laid waste to Hiroshima.
Biography type
collective biography
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10787847
Cataloging source
SALS
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Ramsey, Andrew
Dewey number
539.7092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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History
Target audience
adult
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Rutherford, Oliphant and the coming of the atomic bomb
Label
The Basis of Everything
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Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_644611
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781460709559
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Basis of Everything
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_644611
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460709559
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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