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The radioactive boy scout : the true story of a boy and his backyard nuclear reactor

Author: Ken Silverstein
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces a young boy's obsessive fascination with science and nuclear physics, which eventually compelled him to misrepresent himself to the government and build a breeder reactor in his back yard, causing an environmental catastrophe in his quiet Detroit neighborhood.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silverstein, Ken.
Radioactive boy scout.
New York : Random House, c2004
(OCoLC)607606202
Named Person: David Hahn
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Silverstein
ISBN: 037550351X 9780375503511
OCLC Number: 52386153
Description: xviii, 209 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Men in white: The Nuclear Age Comes to Golf Manor --
Roots: The Making of a Teenage Scientist --
From the Radium Craze to the Soaring Sixties: Science Conquers All --
Burning Down the House: Basement Explosions and Other Early Developments --
Radioactive Education: Lessons from the Boy Scouts --
Stalking the Periodic Table: Elements, My Dear Watson --
How Nuclear Enthusiasts Planned to Solve Energy Crisis: A Brief History of the Breeder Reactor --
From Theory to Practice: how the Potting Shed Came to Glow --
Busted: The Collapse of David's Dream --
Postnuclear Syndrome: David's Radioactive Exile.
Responsibility: Ken Silverstein.
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Traces a young boy's obsessive fascination with science and nuclear physics, which eventually compelled him to misrepresent himself to the government and build a breeder reactor in his back yard, causing an environmental catastrophe in his quiet Detroit neighborhood.

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