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Secret mesa : inside Los Alamos National Laboratory

Author: Jo Ann Shroyer
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©1998.
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Examines the past, present, and future of the Los Alamos research center, which was created to assemble the world's first atomic weapon.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shroyer, Jo Ann.
Secret mesa.
New York : John Wiley & Sons, c1998
(OCoLC)645909742
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Ann Shroyer
ISBN: 0471040630 9780471040637
OCLC Number: 36521017
Description: 230 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Witch in the Fairy Tale. Spooks and Cold Warriors. The Plague. The Perils of Plutonium. Death Before Decaf. Habits of Secrecy. Mechanical Ants. The Black Hole. Too Many Ph.D.'s. A Thousand Cranes. Notes. Index.
Responsibility: Jo Ann Shroyer.
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Los Alamos is noted as one of the most secretive science research laboratory complexes in the world. This book looks at the life and work inside the complex, especially as it redefines its role with  Read more...

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Readers will be "pleased with Jo Ann Shroyer's book about the nuclear weapons laboratory at Los Alamos, which is spiced with striking anecdotes of...scientists' eccentricity and dark humor."--Science

 
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