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Jenkin, John (John Grenfell)

Works: 4 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 32 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about John Jenkin
Most widely held works by John Jenkin
William and Lawrence Bragg, father and son : the most extraordinary collaboration in science by John Jenkin( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1912 Lawrence Bragg explained the interaction of X-rays with crystals, and he and his father (William) thereby pioneered X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. They then led the latter field internationally for 50 years, when most areas of science were transformed by the knowledge created: physics, chemistry, geology, materials science, electronics, and most recently biology and medical science. This book charts how this humble pair (William English, his son Australian) rose from obscurity to international prominence and then back to current, undeserved obscurity. Attention is also given to the crucial roles of both father and son during the dreadful years of the First World War, and to William's early and unshakeable belief in the dual wave and particle natures of radiation and his eventual vindication. Unlike earlier studies, the book highlights the intimate interactions between father and son that made their project possible, emphasizes personal, family, and wider human relationships, and offers new insights into teaching and research in a British colonial setting." -- book jacket
Fire in the belly : the first fifty years of the pioneer school at the ANU by Trevor Ophel( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Braggs, X-ray crystallography, and Lawrence Bragg's sound-ranging in World War I by John Jenkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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William and Lawrence Bragg, father and son : the most extraordinary collaboration in science