Title: Recollections and Reflections
Author: Sir J. J. Thomson
Description: Boards in brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Interior is clean and unmarked. Ten illustrated plates (8 photographs). Dust jacket show some light edge wear (shallow chipping and couple short closed tears); a few spots of light soiling; front flap clipped, but still showing the $4.00 price; in an archival mylar sleeve. pp. viii, 451.
Memoirs of the Nobel Prize-winning British physicist Sir Joseph John Thomson (1856-1940) who was credited with discovering the electron. In this autobiography, Thomson describes his own researches as well as those of many of his eminent fellow workers--the Curies, Sir Oliver Lodge, Lord Melvin, Lord Moulton, Stokes and others equally important. He also describes his interest in spiritualism, the years of the First World War, and his encounters with personalities such as Woodrow Wilson, Will Rogers, George Gissing, and Kaiser Wilhelm II.
I. Boyhood and Owens College.
II. Undergraduate Days: Cambridge Then and Now.
III. Cambridge, 1879-1884.
IV. The Cavendish Laboratory--and Professorship of Experimental Physics.
V. Psychical Research.
VI. First and Second Visits to America (1896, 1903).
VII. Visits to Canada and Berlin.
VIII. War Work--Cambridge during the War.
IX. Visit to America in 1923.
X. Some Trinity Men.
XI. Discharge of Electricity through Gases; The Discovery of the Electron; Positive Rays.
XII. Physics in My Time.
Index of Names.
Index of Subjects.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Place: New York
Keywords: Nobel Prize, experimental physics, biography, autobiography, memoirs, physicist, Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory, electron,
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