Historical information

William Lawrence Bragg was born in Adelaide in 1890. Lawrence was only fifteen years old when he started study at the University of Adelaide. In 1908 he graduated with a first-class honours degree in mathematics. He worked as a professor of physics at the University of Manchester in 1919-1938 and at Cambridge in 1938-54. He shared the Nobel Prize in 1915 with his father, Sir William Henry Bragg at the age of twenty-five "for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays". He died in Waldringfield, England, 1 July 1971.

Physical description

Red hardcovered book with black and white illustrations. At the top of title "The Crystalline State Vol. IV". 409pp [inkstamped name on front free endpaper]. The book discusses the Crystal structures of minerals, by Sir L. Bragg and G. F. Claringbull, with a chapter by W.H. Taylor.