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Published: 07 April 2011

480 Pages | 57 b/w line drawings and halftones


ISBN: 9780199606702

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William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son

The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

John Jenkin

  • First biography of these two Nobel Prize winning scientists.
  • Discusses the history of some of the essential elements of 20th-century science.
  • Discusses the contributions of William and Lawrence Bragg, father and son together, rather than separately.
  • Examines the personal, family and wider human relationships of the principal players.
  • A first time explanation of the pivotal contributions made by Lawrence and William Bragg to the winning of the First World War.
  • Provides an extensive example of science teaching and research on the periphery of the British Empire (in Australia) during the late-19th and early-20th centuries.