Feast Day of Fools (Hackberry Holland, #3) by James Lee BurkeSheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town with a deep and abiding respect for the citizens in his care. Still mourning the loss of his cherished wife and locked in a perilous almost-romance with his deputy, Pam Tibbs, a woman many decades his junior, Hackberry feeds off the deeds of evil men to keep his own demons at bay. When alcoholic ex-boxer Danny Boy Lorca witnesses a man tortured to death in the desert and reports it, Hacks investigation leads to the home of Anton Ling, a regal, mysterious Chinese woman whom the locals refer to as La Magdalena and who is known for sheltering illegals. Ling denies having seen the victim or the perpetrators, but there is something in her steely demeanor and aristocratic beauty that compels Hackberry to return to her home again and again as the investigation unfolds. Could it be that the sheriff is so taken in by this creature who reminds him of his deceased wife that he would ignore the possibility that she is just as dangerous as the men she harbors?
The danger in the desert increases tenfold with the return of serial murderer Preacher Jack Collins, whom The New York Times called one of Burkes most inspired villains. Presumed dead at the close of Rain Gods, Preacher Jack has reemerged with a calm, single-minded zeal for killing that is more terrifying than the muzzle flash of his signature machine gun. But this time he and Sheriff Holland have a common enemy.
Praised by Joyce Carol Oates for the luminosity of his writerly voice, James Lee Burke returns with his most allegorical novel to date, illuminating vital issues of our time--immigration, energy, religious freedom--with the rich atmosphere and devastatingly flawed, authentic characters that readers have come to celebrate during the five decades of his brilliant career.
He is often called the "father of nuclear physics. After studying with J. In Montreal, he conducted the research that led to his Nobel Prize, including discovering the principle of radioactive half-lives and separating and naming alpha, beta, and gamma radiation. Two years later, he, Hans Geiger, and Ernest Marsden conducted the Geiger-Marsden experiment, where they observed alpha particles scattering backwards when fired at a gold foil. In , he became Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge. Rutherford also coined the term "proton" and theorized about the existence of neutrons, which were discovered by his colleague and former student James Chadwick in
Ernest Rutherford postulated the nuclear structure of the atom, discovered alpha and beta rays, and proposed the laws of radioactive decay. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in A consummate experimentalist, Rutherford — was responsible for a remarkable series of discoveries in the fields of radioactivity and nuclear physics. He discovered alpha and beta rays, set forth the laws of radioactive decay, and identified alpha particles as helium nuclei. Born on a farm in New Zealand, the fourth of 12 children, Rutherford completed a degree at the University of New Zealand and began teaching unruly schoolboys. He was released from this task by a scholarship to Cambridge University, where he became J. Throughout his career Rutherford displayed his ability to work creatively with associates, some of whom were already established at the institutions to which he was appointed and others of whom he attracted as doctoral or postgraduate students.
Rutherford model , also called nuclear atom or planetary model of the atom , description of the structure of atoms proposed by the New Zealand-born physicist Ernest Rutherford. The model described the atom as a tiny, dense, positively charged core called a nucleus, in which nearly all the mass is concentrated, around which the light, negative constituents , called electrons , circulate at some distance, much like planets revolving around the Sun. The atom , as described by Ernest Rutherford , has a tiny, massive core called the nucleus. The nucleus has a positive charge. Electrons are particles with a negative charge.
Ernest Rutherford discovered the nucleus of the atom in We read this in textbooks and in popular writings. But what does that statement mean? Geographical discovery usually means that one sees a place for the first time. But can discovery be the same for a realm hidden from sight? One cannot see an atom in that sense.
In , he was the first to discover that atoms have a small charged nucleus surrounded by largely empty space, and are circled by tiny electrons , which became known as the Rutherford model or planetary model of the atom. He is also credited with the discovery of the proton in , and hypothesized the existence of the neutron. Ernest Rutherford was born on 30 August in Spring Grove now called Brightwater near Nelson, New Zealand, the fourth of twelve children of a Scottish farmer and an English schoolteacher. He continued with research work at Canterbury College for a short time, receiving a BSc degree in , before traveling to England in for postgraduate study at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, where he studied under J. Thompson soon to become the discoverer of the electron.