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Plutonium : a history of the world's most dangerous element

Author: Jeremy Bernstein
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his new history of this complex and dangerous element, physicist Jeremy Bernstein describes the steps that were taken to transform plutonium from a laboratory novelty into the nuclear weapon that destroyed Nagasaki. This is the first book to weave together the many strands of plutonium's story, explaining not only the science but also the people involved.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Bernstein
ISBN: 9780309102964 0309102960
OCLC Number: 76481517
Description: x, 194 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preamble --
The history of uranium --
The periodic table --
Frau Röntgen's hand --
Close calls --
Fissions --
Transuranics --
Plutonium goes to war --
Los Alamos --
Electrons --
Now what?
Responsibility: Jeremy Bernstein.
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