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J. J. Thomson

Physicist (18-Dec-1856 — 30-Aug-1940)


Per F. Dahl. Flash of the Cathode Rays: A History of J.J. Thomson's Electron. Bristol, England: Institute of Physics Pub.. 1997. 526pp.

E. A. Davis; I. J. Falconer. J.J. Thompson and the Discovery of the Electron. London: Taylor & Francis. 1997. 243pp.

George Paget Thomson. J. J. Thomson: Discoverer of the Electron. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1964. 215pp.

J. J. Thomson. Recollections and Reflections. London: G. Bell. 1936. 451pp.


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  4. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.766)

  5. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.698)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1454)

  7. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.331)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.481)

  9. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.306)

  10. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.475)

  11. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.508)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.142)

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