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This account of the properties of naturally radioactive bodies was written by the Nobel Laureate known as the father of nuclear physics. In this classic 1904 work, Ernest Rutherford describes his pioneering experiments and their resolution of the mysteries of radioactivity. Starting with a discussion of radioactive substances, Rutherford proceeds to examinations of the ionization theory of gases, methods of measurement, the nature of radiation, and the rate of emission of energy. Subsequent topics include the properties of radiation, the continuous production of radioactive matter, radioactive emanations, excited radioactivity and radioactive processes, and radioactivity of the atmosphere and of ordinary materials. 1904 ed.
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