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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
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
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.


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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