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Nuclear weapons : what you need to know

Author: Jeremy Bernstein
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nuclear Weapons is a history of nuclear weapons. From their initial theoretical development at the start of the twentieth century to the recent tests in North Korea, the author seeks to, at each point in the narrative, describe the basic science of nuclear weaponry. At the same time, he offers accounts and anecdotes of the personalities involved, many of whom he has known firsthand. Dr. Bernstein writes in response  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Bernstein
ISBN: 9780521884082 052188408X
OCLC Number: 123391103
Description: xi, 299 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Units and sizes --
Introduction --
1. The nucleus --
2. Neutrons --
3. Fissions --
4. Chain reactions --
5. MAUD --
6. Eka Osmium --
7. Serber's primer --
8. The "gadget" --
9. Smoky and the need to know --
10. Fusion --
11. Spies --
12. Proliferation --
Suggestions for further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: Jeremy Bernstein.
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Nuclear Weapons is designed to give a layperson an understanding of both the history and technology of nuclear weapons.  Read more...

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