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Dark sun : the making of the hydrogen bomb

Author: Richard Rhodes
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1995.
Series: Sloan technology series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work of history, science and politics, Richard Rhodes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, tells for the first time the secret story of how and why the hydrogen bomb was made; traces the path by which "the Bomb," the supreme artifact of twentieth-century science and technology, became the defining issue of the Cold War; and reveals how close the world came to nuclear  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rhodes, Richard.
Dark sun.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1995
(OCoLC)624340391
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rhodes
ISBN: 068480400X 9780684804002 0684824140 9780684824147
OCLC Number: 32509950
Description: 731 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Deliveries. --
pt. 1. A choice between worlds. 'A smell of nuclear powder' ; Diffusion ; 'Material of immense value' ; A Russian connection ; 'Super lend-lease' ; Rendezvous ; 'Mass production' ; Explosions ; 'Provide the bomb' ; A pretty good description. --
pt. 2. New weapons added to the arsenals. Transitions ; Peculiar sovereignties ; Changing history ; F-1 ; Modus Vivendi ; Sailing near the wind ; Getting down to business ; 'This Buck Rogers universe' ; First lightning ; 'Gung-ho for the super' --
pt. 3. Scorpions in a bottle. Fresh horrors ; Lessons of limited war ; Hydrodynamic lenses and radiation mirrors ; Mike ; Powers of retaliation ; In the matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer ; Scorpions in a bottle. --
Epilogue: 'The gradual removal of prejudices'
Series Title: Sloan technology series.
Responsibility: Richard Rhodes.

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Tells the story of the making of the H-bomb and reveals how it created a nuclear stalemate that lasted forty years.  Read more...

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