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The making of the atomic bomb

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This edition published in by Simon & Schuster in New York.

Written in English

886 pages

Here for the first time, in rich, human, political, and scientific detail, is the 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.

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Here for the first time, in rich, human, political, and scientific detail, is the 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.

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In London, where Southampton Row passes Russell Square, across from the British Museum in Bloomsbury, Leo Szilard waited irritably one gray Depression morning for the stoplight to change.
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Library of Congress QC773 .R46 1986
Dewey 623.4/5119/09

The making of the atomic bomb

First edition

This edition published in by Simon & Schuster in New York.


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 848-861.
Includes index.

Series
Touchstone Books

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
623.4/5119/09
Library of Congress
QC773 .R46 1986

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
886 p., [42] p. of plates :
Number of pages
886

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2721929M
Internet Archive
makingofatomicbo00rhod
ISBN 10
0671441337
ISBN 13
9780671441333
LC Control Number
86015445
Library Thing
35327
Goodreads
1340645

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