Author:Robert Williams Wood

Robert Williams Wood
American physicist and inventor
Robert Williams Wood


  • Physical Optics. (1905)
  • How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers and Other Wood-Cuts: A Revised Manual of Flornithology for Beginners (includes "Animal Anatomies") (1907)
  • "Note on the Theory of the Greenhouse". The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, Vol. 17, pp. 319–320. (1909)
  • Researches in physical optics (vol.1), with special reference to the radiation of electrons. (1913)
  • The Man Who Rocked the Earth, with Arthur Train (1915)
  • The Moon Maker. Garden City, with Arthur Train (sequel to The Man Who Rocked the Earth) (1916)
  • Researches in physical optics (vol.2), Resonance radiation and resonance spectra. (1919)
  • "The Photography of Sound Waves" in Popular Science Monthly, 57 (August 1900), pp. 354−364

Works about WoodEdit

  • Seabrook, W. . Doctor Wood, Modern Wizard of the Laboratory. (1941)
  • Klotz, I. M. . "The N-ray affair". Scientific American: May, 130. (1980)
  • [Anon.] "Wood, Robert Williams", Encyclopaedia Britannica, Deluxe CDROM edition (2001)
  • Williams, R. & Williams, G. . "Pioneers of Invisible Radiation Photography: Prof Robert Williams Wood (1868–1955)". Medical and Scientific Photography. (2002) Retrieved 2007-08-13.


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1925.

The author died in 1955, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.