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Book Description
This neat summary, divided into two parts, includes a general history of modern science followed by an historical account of Henri Becquerel and members of this famous scientific family. The most interesting part, however, is Lodge’s discussion of X-Ray defraction. He had evidently talked with various scientists working on what turned out to be the discovery of X-ray crystallography and unconsciously wove this into his narrative. Lodge commented ‘This, if it be a fact, will have to be recognised as a striking and admirable ease of scientific production, the various crystalline structures and accuracy of characteristic facets having been indicated by theory long before there was any hope of actually seeing them; so that once more always assuming that the heralded discovery is substantiated the theoretical abstraction will have become concrete and visible’ (see André Author ^gEarly Days of X-ray Crystallography^g OUP, 2013, p. 3 Sir Oliver Lodge (1851-1940), English physicist, obtained his BSc degree and his DSc from the University of London. After being Professor of Physics and Mathematics at University College, Liverpool, he became the first principal of the new Birmingham University in 1900, remaining there until his retirement in 1919. He elaborated on Maxwell's other theory and is well known for his work on electrolysis, electromagnetic waves, and wireless telegraphy.
Author LODGE, Sir Oliver.
Date 1912
Binding original printed wrappers; extremities chipped. Inscribed ‘Major McMahon from the the author.’ probably the mathematician Major Percy Alexander MacMahon (1854-1929).
Condition ORIGINAL OFFPRINT, PRESENTATION COPY. pp. [2005], 2006-2042 [2] blank; half tone portrait;

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