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"Radioactivity." Offprint from: Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol. L, no. 200.

By: BOLTWOOD, Bertram B.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: No place:, American Philosophical Society, July-Aug., 1911.: 1911

Seller ID: S7457


8vo. 14 pp. Printed wrappers. Fine. Boltman was a colleague of Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) and was associated with Yale University. View more info

Versuche an Becquerelstrahlen. [with]: Weitere Versuche an Becquerelstrahlen.

By: ELSTER, Johann Philipp Ludwig Julius (1854-1920) & F. K. Hans GEITEL (1855-1923).

Price: $350.00

Publisher: In: Annalen der Physik und Chemie, Neue Folge, Band 66 + 69. Leipzig:, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1898, 1899.: 1898

Seller ID: S3134


Two volumes. 222 x 153 mm. 8vo. Pages 735-740; 83-90. [Both volumes: viii,1208; viii, 876 pp.] Quarter brown cloth, marbled boards, gilt spines. Blind-stamps of the Carnegie Institution, Washington. Fine. FIRST EDITIONS. "Soon after the discovery (1896) of radioactivity Elster and Geitel began to study Becquerel rays, in order to determine the origin of the energy of these rays. [William] Crookes (1832-1919) had proposed the hypothesis that the air molecules with the greatest velocity stimulated the rays; energy was therefore extracted from the surrounding air. Elster and Geitel placed ur... View more info

A Manual of Radioactivity.

By: HEVESY, George.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London:, Oxford University Press, 1938.: 1938

Seller ID: S9146


Second edition. 8vo. xvi, 306 pp. 5 plates, 54 figs., 55 tables. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine title. Ink signature of Albert M. Potts on title-page. Fine. View more info

"A New Activity?" A treatise on Mrs. Dickinson's Discovery of a "new radio-activity" (with some notes on radium). With a foreword by Alfred W. Oke.

By: Hotblack, Frank A.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: London:, Jarrolds, (1920).: 1920

Seller ID: S9883


Small 8vo. 195 pp. Frontispiece, 17 illus., figs. Cloth printed in black, dust-jacket. RARE in jacket. Fine copy. View more info

The Discovery of Radioactivity and Transmutation.

By: ROMER, Alfred (ed.).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York:, Dover, (1964).: 1964

Seller ID: S9205


Series: Classics of Science, Volume II. 8vo. xi, 233, 15 (ads.) pp. 7 figs., index. Color printed wrappers; light water marks on top edge. Very good. View more info

Ueber die von den Thorverbindungen und einigen anderen Substanzen ausgehende Strahlung.

By: SCHMIDT, Gerhard Carl Nathaniel (1865-1949).

Price: $400.00

Publisher: In: Annalen der Physik und Chemie, Neue Folge, Band 65, No. 5, 1898. Leipzig:, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1898.: 1898

Seller ID: S3263


222 x 154 mm. 8vo. Pages 141-151. [Entire volume: viii, 952 pp.] 3 figs. Quarter cloth, marbled boards, gilt spine. Blind stamp of the Carnegie Institution of Washington Solar Observatory. Fine. In late 1897 or early 1898, Gerhard Schmidt "made the discovery for which he is most famous - the radioactivity of thorium. (Marie Curie soon made the same discovery independently.) Schmidt made this discovery while examining 'many elements and compounds' in an effort to determine whether any of the rays that were emitted bore a resemblance to those that Henri Becquerel had found emerging from ura... View more info

Uber eine neue Art sehr schneller B-Strahlen.

By: SKOBELTZYN, Dmitry (d. 1984).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: In: Zeitschrift fur Physik, Vol. 54, 1929., Berlin::

Seller ID: S5183


Julius Springer, 1929. 231 x 155 mm. 8vo. 686-702 pp. [Entire volume: viii, 885 pp.] 9 figs., 2 tables. Navy cloth, gilt spine. Blind-stamp of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Mount Wilson Observatory. Fine. FIRST EDITION. In February of 1929 "Skobeltzyn notices that cosmic ray particles frequently occur in groups - first indication of showers." Pais. "After my first casual observation on the appearance of cosmic-ray tracks in a Wilson chamber [the term cosmic ray (which had not yet been adopted) was not mentioned by me on that occasion, nor even Hohenstrahlung], a full rep... View more info