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Life of Ernest Orlando Lawrence - signed by ten Nobel laureates  

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An American Genius. The Life of Ernest Orlando Lawrence - signed by ten Nobel laureates

Childs, Herbert

New York

E. P. Dutton



Illustrated from photographs. (8vo), original cloth, illustrated dust Jacket. First Edition.

Inscribed by the author at the opening event of the Lawrence Hall of Science, in Berkeley on May 20, 1968. This copy was also signed, on four pages, by more than 40 scientists, veterans of the Manhattan Project, laboratory staff, officials, and Lawrence family members, including ten Nobel Prize winners. Cloth, very good copy, in dust jacket. The recipient was a friend of physicist Edwin McMillan and his family.

Signed by these Nobel laureates: Luis Alvarez, Carl Anderson, Melvin Calvin, Owen Chamberlain, Donald A. Glaser, William F. Giauque, Edwin M. McMillan, Glenn Seaborg, Emilio Segré, and Charles S. Townes. Other signers include scientists Raymond T. Birge, Hugh Bradner (inventor of the wet suit), Robert B. Brode, Donald Cooksey, Carl Helmholz, David L.Judd, Edward J. Lofgren, Alfred Lee Loomis,Burton Moyer, H. Wade Patterson, Duane Sewell, Edward Teller, Robert Lyster Thornton and many others.

Lot Amendments

Jacket with some wear, chipping to edges, tape along top edge of front panel; light wear to cloth; a solid copy; very good.

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