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Pandora's keepers : nine men and the atomic bomb

Author: Brian VanDeMark
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Back Bay pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Nine physicists are highlighted here as having contributed centrally to the bomb's creation, voiced moral and political judgments about the bomb, and expressed views representative of a range of opinions and responses. They are: Hans Bethe, Niels Bohr, Arthur Compton, Enrico Fermi, Ernest Lawrence, Robert Oppenheimer, I.I. Rabi, Leo Szilard, Edward Teller.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian VanDeMark
ISBN: 0316160512 9780316160513 0316738336 9780316738330
OCLC Number: 61315497
Description: xii, 399 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Exodus --
The gathering storm --
The Manhattan Project --
The Met Lab --
Los Alamos --
The decision to use the bomb --
Three fires --
An end, a beginning --
The superbomb debate --
The Oppenheimer affair --
Twilight years --
The atomic scientists and today.
Responsibility: Brian VanDeMark.

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This is a group biography of the men who invented the atomic bomb - and its powerful impact on their lives.  Read more...

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""The story of the Manhattan Project is famous, and so are the complicated, remarkable men behind it, whom VanDeMark brings engrossingly to life: men like Oppenheimer, Bethe, Bohr, Teller, Fermi and Read more...

 
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