New York: The Macmillan Company 1897. 16 pages plus wrappers. 8vo (10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches). Original wrappers bound in marbled boards. Exlibrary (properly withdrawn) from Bowdoin College Library. Embossed library stamp on title page, inked number on verso. Original wrappers bound in, but front wrapper detached. Good. Boards. 
An offprint of Stone's thesis originally published in the Physical Review, Vol VI, No. 30, January 1898.
"Isabelle Stone (October 18, 1868 – 1966) was an American physicist and educator. She was one of the founders of the American Physical Society. She was among the first women to earn a PhD in physics in the United States...She completed a bachelor's degree at Wellesley College in 1890, and was among the first women to earn a PhD in physics in the United States, earning hers just two years after Caroline Willard Baldwin earned a Doctor of Science at Cornell University. Stone completed doctoral work at the University of Chicago. Her 1897 thesis, On the Electrical Resistance of Thin Films, showed that very thin metal films showed a higher resistivity than the bulk metal. Stone taught for a year at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. She was a physics instructor at Vassar College from 1898 to 1906, and head of the physics department at Sweet Briar College from 1915 to 1923. From 1908 to 1914, she and her sister Harriet Stone ran a school for American girls in Rome, and later in life they ran another school for girls in Washington, D.C.
Stone was one of two women (out of a total of 836) to attend the first International Congress of Physics in Paris (the other being Marie Curie). In 1899, she was one of forty physicists (and one of two women, the other being Marcia Keith) at the first meeting of the American Physical Society, held at Columbia University.
Stone's research focused on the electrical resistance and other properties of thin films." (Wikipedia)