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Review: The Fly in the Cathedral: How a Group of Cambridge Scientists Won the International Race to Split the Atom

User Review  - Octavia Cade - Goodreads

An extremely readable account of how the atom was split. Cathcart's biggest strength in this book, I think, is the balance between the science and the history/characters of the scientists involved ... Read full review

Review: The Fly in the Cathedral: How a Group of Cambridge Scientists Won the International Race to Split the Atom

User Review  - Christopher Brennan - Goodreads

Such a fun read exploring the world of discovery center on nuclear physics. It's striking to think that it's been less than 100 years since we came to understand what is happening at the atomic level. A truly enjoyable book and a good read for middle/school kids interested in science. Read full review

Review: The Fly in the Cathedral: How a Group of Cambridge Scientists Won the International Race to Split the Atom

User Review  - Dale - Goodreads

A retelling of the events that led to the splitting of the atom by a team at Cambridge University in the 1930s. Cathcart pays moving tribute to the men involved, invoking a strong sense of individual character and expertly narrating the story in the manner of a detective novel. Read full review

Review: The Fly in the Cathedral: How a Group of Cambridge Scientists Won the International Race to Split the Atom

User Review  - Godzilla - Goodreads

This book was a fun read. The first ten pages were quite bland and I was afraid I didn't really want to continue it, but I like to get past the first chapter before I judge a book. After those first ... Read full review

Review: The Fly in the Cathedral: How a Group of Cambridge Scientists Won the International Race to Split the Atom

User Review  - Thomas Kelly - Goodreads

Story of the discovery off the neutron. Takes you back to the beginnings of modern experimental physics Read full review

Review: The Fly in the Cathedral: How a Group of Cambridge Scientists Won the International Race to Split the Atom

User Review  - Brent - Goodreads

Interesting account of the lives of the scientists and physicists involved in the race to split the atom. More info on the lives of the scientists and less about the science involved in the process of splitting the atom. Some parts of the book didn't hold my interest. Read full review


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