The Making of the Atomic Bomb: The 25th Anniversary Edition

The Making of the Atomic Bomb: The 25th Anniversary Edition

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Paperback, Simon & Schuster, 2012, ISBN13 9781451677614, ISBN10 1451677618
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THE MAKING OF THE ATOMIC BOMB

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THE MAKING OF THE ATOMIC BOMB

"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award"
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS after its initial publication, "The Making of the Atomic Bomb "remains the seminal and complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan.
Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftly--or have been so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear energy to the bright glare of Trinity, there was a span of hardly more than twenty-five years. What began as merely an interesting speculative problem in physics grew into the Manhattan Project, and then into the bomb, with frightening rapidity, while scientists known only to their peers--Szilard, Teller, Oppenheimer, Bohr, Meitner, Fermi, Lawrence, and von Neumann--stepped from their ivory towers into the limelight.
Richard Rhodes gives the definitive story of man's most awesome discovery and invention. Told in rich human, political, and scientific detail, "The Making of the Atomic Bomb "is a narrative tour de force and a document with literary power commensurate with its subject.

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Number of Pages: 838
Original Languages: English
Author: Rhodes, Richard
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN-13: 9781451677614
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1451677618
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