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Höhenstrahlung (Ultrastrahlung)

Nature volume 142, page 596 (01 October 1938) | Download Citation



STUDY of the cosmic radiation has entered on a new phase with the recognition of the probable existence of a heavy electron. Dr. Miehlnickel's account of the subject deals with the ground covered prior to this discovery. It is written in the style of Meyer and Schweidler's handbook of radioactivity, and although primarily categorical, is nevertheless full of interest. For a book of this type the illustrations are good, but it would have been improved by more Wilson cloud pictures. The most valuable feature of the book is the classified bibliography interspersed throughout the text.

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