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German national socialism and the quest for nuclear power 1939-1949

Author: Mark Walker
Publisher: Cambridge New York Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia Cambridge Univ. Press 1993
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. paperback edView all editions and formats
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This a paperback edition of Professor Walker's full-scale examination of the German efforts to harness the economic, military and political power of nuclear fission between 1939 and 1949. The book  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Walker
ISBN: 0521438047 9780521438049 0521364132 9780521364133
OCLC Number: 722061969
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 268 - 283
Description: IX, 290 Seiten 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; Part I. Lightning War: Nuclear fission; The German nuclear power project; Moderators, isotope separation, and uranium machines; Nuclear power and lightning war; Part II. The War Slows Down: The end of the lightning war; Nuclear power conferences; National Socialism and German physics; Progress and infighting; Part III. The War Comes Home: Wonder weapons; Uranium machines in Berlin-gottow; Greater Germany and cultural imperialism; Death from above and betrayal from within; Part IV. The War is Lost: Evacuation and self-preservation; The heavy water dries up; Harteck's circle, centrifuges, and special experiments; Uranium machines and rock cellars; Part V. The German Achievement in the American Shadow: The Alsos MIssion; Farm Hall; The Smyth Report; Part VI. The Legacy of German National Socialism: The occupation of Germany; Nazification and denazification; The Goudsmit/Heisenberg controversy; Part VII. The Myth of the German Atomic Bomb: Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Mark Walker
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