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The Manhattan Project : big science and the atom bomb

Author: Jeff Hughes
Publisher: Duxford, Cambridge : Icon Books, 2002.
Series: Revolutions in science.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Hughes
ISBN: 1840463767 9781840463767
OCLC Number: 50583797
Description: 170 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: Big science and the bomb --
Long before the bomb: the origins of big science --
Science, the military and industry: the great war and after --
From fission to mission: the origins of the Manhattan project --
Los Alamos: little science on a big scale? --
Thin man becomes fat man: the plutonium implosion programme --
From trinity to victory: making and using the first nuclear weapons --
After the bomb: big science and national security --
From big science to megascience: the age of the accelerators --
The invention of 'big science': large-scale science as pathological science --
Death in Texas: the end of megascience? --
The myths of big science.
Series Title: Revolutions in science.
Responsibility: Jeff Hughes.

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'I am become death, destroyer of worlds.' Robert J. Oppenheimer, Manhattan Project scientific director

 
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