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Author Aczel, Amir D.

Title Uranium wars : the scientific rivalry that created the nuclear age / Amir D. Aczel.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  621.4809 ACZEL    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The blinding light -- Physics and uranium -- On the trail of the nucleus -- Lisa Meitner -- The Meitner-Hahn discovery -- Enrico Fermi -- The Rome experiments -- The events of 1938 -- Christmas 1938 -- The Heisenberg menace -- Chain reaction -- The Nazi nuclear machine -- Copenhagen -- The moment of truth -- Building the bomb -- The decision to use the bomb -- Evidence from a spying operation -- The Cold War -- Uranium's future.
Summary The author of Fermat's Last Theorem chronicles the scientific discovery of nuclear energy, an account set against the nuclear fission race in 1920s Europe that considers the contributions of such figures as Marie Curie, Enrico Fermi, and Lise Meitner.
Subject Nuclear weapons -- Research -- History -- 20th century.
Nuclear physics -- Research -- History -- 20th century.
Nuclear energy -- Research -- History -- 20th century.
Science and state -- History -- 20th century.
Uranium as fuel -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780230613744
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