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SODDY, F
The interpretation of the atom.
London: John Murray, 1932. FIRST EDITION. With 20 plates of photographic images, numerous text illustrations, and 2 folding plates. Original cloth, dust jacket in good condition with some soiling, nicks, and minor loss to upper and lower spine and back cover, plus pencil markings on the back cover and back flap; interior very good, with a few notes in pencil by a previous owner. With the bookplate of Arnold Thackray on the paste-down. First edition of one of the author's most important works. This book was intended to appeal to the general reading public as well as students of science and discusses radioactive elements and isotopes in addition to the "wider application of these fundamental discoveries." Soddy (1877-1956) was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his contributions to our knowledge of the chemistry of radioactive substances, and his investigations into the origin and nature of isotopes.
Bookseller: Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscripts [California, United States]

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