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BECQUEREL, (A.) H. - Recherches sur une propriété nouvelle de la matière. Activité radiante spontanée ou radioactivité de la matière.

Paris, Firmin-Didot [The Academies printers]. [Published by Gauthiers-Villars], 1903. 4to. W. 13 pls. Original blue green printed wrappers. (360, IV pp.). (Uncut., unopened).(Mémoire Acad. Royale des Sciences de l'Inst. de France, vol. 46). (First and last leaf folllowing and preceding covers a light browning due to the paper used for the printed covers.). DSB vol. I, pp. 558 - 561: 'In 1903 the Nobel Prize for physics was divided between H. Becquerel and P. and M. Curie. It was an appropriate division. Becquerel's pioneer investigations had opened the way to the Curies'discoveries, and their discoveries had validated and shown the importance of his.': Dibner, Heralds, 163: Glasser, Science of Radiology, i.l.c.: P.M.M., 393: 'Becquerel also discovered that the residue of pitchblende, a natural uranium oxide, after the uranium had been extracted from it was about four times as radioactive as uranium itself. He therefor suggested to the Curies (394) the importance of further investigation of the ore, with the result that they discovered radium ... his definitive work, containing a chronological narrative of his investigations, his mature conclusions and a bibliography of 214 treatises on radioactivity, dating from his own first paper in 1896.':
EUR 1950.00 [Appr.: US$ 2128.22 | £UK 1717.25 | JP¥ 275595] Book number 8205

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