Conduction of Electricity through Gases


    THIS book, the first edition of which was fully noticed in NATURE (vol. lxix., p. 74), will be welcomed by all those who are striving to keep up with the rapidly growing literature of an increasingly important subject. It was the author s researches in this field which first paved the way for the rapid extension of opr knowledge which has taken place in the last few years. Much still remains to be done before the innumerable phenomena encountered in the study of the electrical behaviour of gases can be considered fully elucidated, and to the thoughtful worker these still unoccupied regions will probably be the most attractive. While this book has been waiting notice on the reviewer s table, frequent reference has been made to it for work that has appeared since the issue of the first edition, and in no case in vain. It maintains in an enhanced degree its good qualities as a work of reference none engaged in the subject can be without, and as an authoritative exposition of a field of work the author has made his own it has its own place among a wide circle of readers.

    Conduction of Electricity through Gases.

    By Prof. J. J. Thomson Second edition. Cambridge Physical Series. Pp. vi + 678. (Cambridge: University Press, 1906.) Price 16s.

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    Conduction of Electricity through Gases . Nature 75, 269 (1907) doi:10.1038/075269b0

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