Ernest Rutherford and the Birth of the Atomic Age by Roberta Baxter
(Profiles in Science)

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Describes the physicist's childhood in New Zealand, his early research in chemical transmutations, and his discovery of the concept of radioactive half-life, which earned him a Nobel Prize in 1908.

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Published June 1, 2013 by Morgan Reynolds Publishing. 112 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Young Adult.

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Gr 6–8—This is a well-rounded portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest experimental scientists. Baxter not only explains Rutherford's major accomplishments-discovering alpha and beta radiation, observing and naming the proton, introducing the concept of "half life" and proving that atoms ca...

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