Hamilton, Janet

Lise Meitner: Pioneer of Nuclear Fission

(4) YA Great Minds of Science series. This biography profiles the Austrian-born scientist whose work in nuclear physics led to the creation of the atomic bomb. Although Meitner's opinions about the bomb's eventual use in World War II aren't sufficiently explored, the book remains an adequate introduction to her life and work. Scientific concepts are clearly explained in the succinct text. Black-and-white photos and a timeline are included. Bib., glos., ind.


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