Ernest Rutherford is probably best known for establishing the nuclear model of the atom in 1911. In addition, he was also the first person to break up the nucleus of an atom. As a result, Rutherford is widely recognized today as the father of nuclear science. From his humble beginnings in rural New Zealand, Ernest Rutherford went on to travel the world, becoming a pioneering scientist, an influential statesman, and an important teacher and mentor to many other great scientists. In Ernest Rutherford: Father of Nuclear Science, author Naomi Pasachoff examines the life and work of this groundbreaking scientist. Book jacket.