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The Resource Uranium wars : the scientific rivalry that created the nuclear age, Amir D. Aczel

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

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Uranium wars : the scientific rivalry that created the nuclear age
Title
Uranium wars
Title remainder
the scientific rivalry that created the nuclear age
Statement of responsibility
Amir D. Aczel
Title variation
Scientific rivalry that created the nuclear age
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Uranium, a nondescript element when found in nature, in the past century has become more sought after than gold. Its nucleus is so heavy that it is highly unstable and radioactive. If broken apart, it unleashes the tremendous power within the atom - the most controversial type of energy ever discovered. Set against the darkening shadow of World War II, Amir D. Aczel's suspenseful account tells the story of the fierce competition among the day's top scientists to harness nuclear power. The intensely driven Marie Curie identified radioactivity. The University of Berlin team of Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner--he an upright, politically conservative German chemist and she a soft-spoken Austrian Jewish theoretical physicist--achieved the most spectacular discoveries in fission. Curie's daughter, Irene Joliot-Curie, raced against Meitner and Hahn to break the secret of the splitting of the atom. As the war raged, Niels Bohr, a founder of modern physics, had a dramatic meeting with Werner Heisenberg, the German physicist in charge of the Nazi project to beat the Allies to the bomb. And finally, in 1942, Enrico Fermi, a prodigy from Rome who had fled the war to the United States, unleashed the first nuclear chain reaction in a racquetball court at the University of Chicago." -- Book jacket
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328941
Cataloging source
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Aczel, Amir D
Dewey number
  • 621.4809
  • 539.7
  • 621.48
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear physics
  • Nuclear energy
  • Science and state
  • Uranium as fuel
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the scientific rivalry that created the nuclear age
Label
Uranium wars : the scientific rivalry that created the nuclear age, Amir D. Aczel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
777197
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780230613744
Lccn
2009007276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780230613744
  • (OCoLC)311074963
Label
Uranium wars : the scientific rivalry that created the nuclear age, Amir D. Aczel
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
777197
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780230613744
Lccn
2009007276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780230613744
  • (OCoLC)311074963

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