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Uranium wars : the scientific rivalry that created the nuclear age

Author: Amir D Aczel
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author of Fermat's Last Theorem tackles the cause of the last century's most destructive event - the discovery of nuclear power. Aczel presents the fascinating story of the rival scientists who  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amir D Aczel
ISBN: 9780230103351 0230103359
OCLC Number: 656768046
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: 248 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Blinding Light Physics and Uranium On the Trail of the Nucleus The Draw of Radioactivity The Meitner-Hahn Discovery Enrico Fermi The Rome Experiments The Events of 1938 That Christmas The Heisenberg Menace Chain Reaction Copenhagen Truth Building the Bomb Decision to Use the Bomb The Spying Operation The Cold War Uranium's Future
Responsibility: Amir D. Aczel.

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'Combining these themes in a single, brief narrative is a difficult trick but one Aczel pulls off well...[he] writes with colour, lucidity and conviction.' - The Financial Times 'The book covers Read more...

 
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