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It reads, at times, like a love letter to the art that has moved Thomson most.
If, on the other hand, you know Thomson’s books about movies — he has published more than 25, including multiple editions of his “Biographical Dictionary of Film” — you will predict, correctly, that “A Light in the Dark” is none of these things.
An attorney for Thomson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Using forensic genealogy, Arlington police arrest man in 1991 sexual assaults|Rachel Weiner|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
But writing this summer for Thomson Reuters he maintained that at least for the families “there are no good choices.”
Thomson is one of those gifted writers who make any subject that they choose to pick up lively and instructive.The Literature of Futbol: 11 Great Books About Soccer|Robert Birnbaum|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the critic David Thomson once wrote, "Arnold is beyond reality, beyond bodies even—and he knows it."Is This the End of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Comeback?|Andrew Romano|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Kevin Costner can be very uninteresting,” concluded David Thomson in his New Biographical Dictionary of Film.
“A man like Costner would be killed by humor,” Thomson once wrote.
Accordingly I cried and waved on Mr. Rankeillor, who came up alone and was presented to my friend Mr. Thomson.
“And that is more than I could look for, Mr. Thomson,” said Rankeillor heartily.
Thirty years before Rousseau, Thomson had forestalled all the sentiments of Rousseau, almost in the same style.
James Thomson, in his Seasons, is the first great nature painter amongst the poets.
Thomson,name under which Nelson speaks of himself in his correspondence with Lady Hamilton, ii.The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)|A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
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Nowadays we take for granted the existence of electrons, but this was not true just over 100 years ago, when the atom was thought to be a single unit that had no parts. The breakthroughs came in the late 1890s, when the British physicist J. J. Thomson was studying what we now call cathode-ray tubes. As an electric current passed from the cathode at one end of the tube to the anode at the other, raylike emanations were seen to proceed from the cathode to the anode. Thomson examined the nature of the rays' charge by bringing a positively charged and a negatively charged plate near the path of the rays, and observed that the rays were deflected toward the positive plate, suggesting they had negative charge. A series of experiments in which various objects were placed in the path of the rays showed that they also had momentum (they would cause a small paddle wheel to turn, for example). If they had momentum, that meant (in the physics of the time) that they had mass, suggesting that the rays were composed of tiny particles. Other experimental results, some by other scientists, suggested that the ratio of the charge to the mass of these particles had to be less than one-thousandth the ratio for charged hydrogen atoms. By examining both the energy of the rays and the amount by which an electric charge deflected them, Thomson was able to calculate that these particles had one two-thousandth the mass of a hydrogen atom. The particles, first named corpuscles, were later called electrons. (The term electron was not completely new; it had been invented in 1891 for the rays themselves.) Thomson was thus the first to discover that particles smaller than atoms existed, and for his pioneering work he was awarded the 1906 Nobel Prize for physics.