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The Resource Lise Meitner : a life in physics, Ruth Lewin Sime

Lise Meitner : a life in physics, Ruth Lewin Sime

Label
Lise Meitner : a life in physics
Title
Lise Meitner
Title remainder
a life in physics
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Lewin Sime
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lise Meitner (1878-1968) was a pioneer of nuclear physics and co-discoverer, with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, of nuclear fission. Braving the sexism of the scientific world, she joined the prestigious Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry and became a prominent member of the international physics community. Of Jewish origin, Meitner fled Nazi Germany for Stockholm in 1938 and later moved to Cambridge, England. Her career was shattered when she fled Germany, and her scientific reputation was damaged when Hahn took full credit--and the 1944 Nobel Prize--for the work they had done together on nuclear fission. Ruth Sime's absorbing book is the definitive biography of Lise Meitner, the story of a brilliant woman whose extraordinary life illustrates not only the dramatic scientific progress but also the injustice and destruction that have marked the twentieth century"--Publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sime, Ruth Lewin
Dewey number
  • 530/.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC774.M4
LC item number
S56 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
California studies in the history of science
Series volume
v. 13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meitner, Lise
  • Women physicists
Label
Lise Meitner : a life in physics, Ruth Lewin Sime
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A centennial book."
Bar code
31223043281444
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 505-512) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Girlhood in Vienna -- Beginnings in Berlin -- The First World War -- Professor in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut -- Experimental nuclear physics -- Under the Third Reich -- Toward the discovery of nuclear fission -- Escape -- Exile in Stockholm -- The discovery of nuclear fission -- Priorities -- Again, world war -- War against memory -- Suppressing the past -- No return -- Final journeys
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 526 p.
Isbn
9780520089068
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95035246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
32893857
Label
Lise Meitner : a life in physics, Ruth Lewin Sime
Publication
Note
"A centennial book."
Bar code
31223043281444
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 505-512) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Girlhood in Vienna -- Beginnings in Berlin -- The First World War -- Professor in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut -- Experimental nuclear physics -- Under the Third Reich -- Toward the discovery of nuclear fission -- Escape -- Exile in Stockholm -- The discovery of nuclear fission -- Priorities -- Again, world war -- War against memory -- Suppressing the past -- No return -- Final journeys
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 526 p.
Isbn
9780520089068
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95035246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
32893857

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