Place Published: London
Publisher: G. Bell & Sons Ltd
Date Published: 1933
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding & hard cover
The Universe of Light. London: G. Bell & Sons Ltd, 1933. Greenish blue cloth in slightly chipped dust jacket. 283 pages with 26 illustrated plates, some in colour. Minor rubbing of the boards but otherwise, very good. Signed by Bragg on the title page. With 2 TLS to Jerome Alexander, 26 May and 29 May 1933, about sending a copy of the book to Alexander’s colleague, Mr. Foley, and 2 obituary notices of Bragg (Science, 12 June 1942 by W.F.G. Swann; news clipping). B&w photo of Bragg, “New President of Royal Society”. 25 November 1935, N.E.A.
William Henry Bragg was a British physicist, chemist, mathematician, and active sportsman. He shared the Nobel Prize in physics with his son, William Lawrence Bragg (1890-1971), in 1915 "for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays". Alexander (1876-1959) was the pre-eminent American scientist in the field of colloidal chemistry, the study of substances neither in suspension nor solution. In The Universe of Light, Bragg analyzes the two competing theories about light (by Newton and Huygens) and considers radiation as a fundamental unity of matter.
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Very Good. Item #8131