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The Making of the Atomic Bomb

The Making of the Atomic Bomb Book
Author : Richard Rhodes
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-09-18
ISBN : 9781439126226
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people, and the socio-political realities that led to the development of the atomic bomb. This sweeping account begins in the 19th century, with the discovery of nuclear fission, and continues to World War Two and the Americans’ race to beat Hitler’s Nazis. That competition launched the Manhattan Project and the nearly overnight construction of a vast military-industrial complex that culminated in the fateful dropping of the first bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Reading like a character-driven suspense novel, the book introduces the players in this saga of physics, politics, and human psychology—from FDR and Einstein to the visionary scientists who pioneered quantum theory and the application of thermonuclear fission, including Planck, Szilard, Bohr, Oppenheimer, Fermi, Teller, Meitner, von Neumann, and Lawrence. From nuclear power’s earliest foreshadowing in the work of H.G. Wells to the bright glare of Trinity at Alamogordo and the arms race of the Cold War, this dread invention forever changed the course of human history, and The Making of The Atomic Bomb provides a panoramic backdrop for that story. Richard Rhodes’s ability to craft compelling biographical portraits is matched only by his rigorous scholarship. Told in rich human, political, and scientific detail that any reader can follow, The Making of the Atomic Bomb is a thought-provoking and masterful work.

The Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project Book
Author : Francis George Gosling
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0788178806
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A history of the origins and development of the American atomic bomb program during WWII. Begins with the scientific developments of the pre-war years. Details the role of the U.S. government in conducting a secret, nationwide enterprise that took science from the laboratory and into combat with an entirely new type of weapon. Concludes with a discussion of the immediate postwar period, the debate over the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, and the founding of the Atomic Energy Commission. Chapters: the Einstein letter; physics background, 1919-1939; early government support; the atomic bomb and American strategy; and the Manhattan district in peacetime. Illustrated.

The Making of the Atom Bomb

The Making of the Atom Bomb Book
Author : Victoria Sherrow
Publisher :
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9781560065852
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses various topics connected to the production of the atom bomb, including the development of nuclear energy, work on atomic weapons at the Los Alamos and other sites, and the decision to use the first atomic bomb during World War II.

The Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project Book
Author : Al Cimino
Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
Release : 2015-07-14
ISBN : 1784281123
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ramifications of the Manhattan Project are still with us to this day. The atomic bombs that came out of it brought an end to the war in the Pacific, but at a heavy loss of life in Japan and the opening of a Pandora's box that has tested international relations. This book traces the history of the Manhattan Project, from the first glimmerings of the possibility of such a catastrophic weapon to the aftermath of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It profiles the architects of the bomb and how they tried to reconcile their personal feelings with their ambition as scientists. It looks at the role of the politicians and it includes first-hand accounts of those who experienced the effects of the bombings.

The Making of the Indian Atomic Bomb

The Making of the Indian Atomic Bomb Book
Author : Itty Abraham
Publisher : Zed Books
Release : 1998-11-15
ISBN : 9781856496308
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1974 India exploded an atomic device. In May 1998 the new right-wing BJP Government set off several more, encountering in the process domestic plaudits, but also international condemnation and possibly sparking a new nuclear arms race in South Asia. What explains the enthusiasm of the Indian public for nuclear power? This book is the first serious historical account of the development of India's nuclear programme and of how the bomb came to be made. The author questions orthodox interpretations implying that it was a product of international conflict. Instead, he argues that the explosions had nothing to do with national security as conventionally understood and everything to do with establishing the legitimacy of the independent nation-state. He demonstrates the linkages that exist between the two apparently separate discourses of national security and national development. The result is a remarkable book that breaks new ground in integrating comparative politics, international relations and cultural studies. It is also a pioneering exploration of the sociology of science in a Third World context and offers a radically new argument about the Indian state and its post-colonial crisis of legitimacy.

Energy

Energy Book
Author : Richard Rhodes
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2019-06-11
ISBN : 1501105361
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A “meticulously researched” (The New York Times Book Review) examination of energy transitions over time and an exploration of the current challenges presented by global warming, a surging world population, and renewable energy—from Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Richard Rhodes. People have lived and died, businesses have prospered and failed, and nations have risen to world power and declined, all over energy challenges. Through an unforgettable cast of characters, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes explains how wood gave way to coal and coal made room for oil, as we now turn to natural gas, nuclear power, and renewable energy. “Entertaining and informative…a powerful look at the importance of science” (NPR.org), Rhodes looks back on five centuries of progress, through such influential figures as Queen Elizabeth I, King James I, Benjamin Franklin, Herman Melville, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Ford. In his “magisterial history…a tour de force of popular science” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Rhodes shows how breakthroughs in energy production occurred; from animal and waterpower to the steam engine, from internal-combustion to the electric motor. He looks at the current energy landscape, with a focus on how wind energy is competing for dominance with cast supplies of coal and natural gas. He also addresses the specter of global warming, and a population hurtling towards ten billion by 2100. Human beings have confronted the problem of how to draw energy from raw material since the beginning of time. Each invention, each discovery, each adaptation brought further challenges, and through such transformations, we arrived at where we are today. “A beautifully written, often inspiring saga of ingenuity and progress…Energy brings facts, context, and clarity to a key, often contentious subject” (Booklist, starred review).

Dark Sun

Dark Sun Book
Author : Richard Rhodes
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-09-18
ISBN : 143912647X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret files in the United States and the former Soviet Union, this monumental work of history discloses how and why the United States decided to create the bomb that would dominate world politics for more than forty years.

The Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project Book
Author : Cynthia C. Kelly
Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
Release : 2020-07-07
ISBN : 0762471263
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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On the seventy-fifth anniversary of the first atomic bomb, discover new reflections on the Manhattan Project from President Barack Obama, hibakusha (survivors), and the modern-day mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The creation of the atomic bomb during World War II, codenamed the Manhattan Project, was one of the most significant and clandestine scientific undertakings of the 20th century. It forever changed the nature of war and cast a shadow over civilization. Born out of a small research program that began in 1939, the Manhattan Project would eventually employ nearly 600,000 people and cost about $2 billon ($28.5 billion in 2020) -- all while operating under a shroud of complete secrecy. On the 75th anniversary of this profoundly crucial moment in history, this newest edition of The Manhattan Project is updated with writings and reflections from the past decade and a half. This groundbreaking collection of essays, articles, documents, and excerpts from histories, biographies, plays, novels, letters, and oral histories remains the most comprehensive collection of primary source material of the atomic bomb.

Remembering the Manhattan Project

Remembering the Manhattan Project Book
Author : Cynthia C. Kelly
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2005-01-27
ISBN : 9812567100
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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During World War II, nations raced to construct the worldOCOs first nuclear weapon that would determine the future of the world. The Manhattan Project, one of the most significant achievements of the 20th century, was the culmination of AmericaOCOs war effort. Today, although the issue of nuclear weapons frequently dominates world politics, few are aware of the history behind its development. Part I of this book, comprised of papers from the Atomic Heritage FoundationOCOs Symposium on the Manhattan Project, recounts the history of this remarkable effort and reflects upon its legacy. Most of the original structures of the Manhattan Project have been inaccessible to the public and in recent years, have been stripped of their equipment and slated for demolition. Part II proposes a strategy for preserving these historical artifacts for the public and future generations."

Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project Book
Author : Stéphane Groueff
Publisher :
Release : 1967
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Making and Using the Atomic Bomb

Making and Using the Atomic Bomb Book
Author : Mark McKain
Publisher : Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780737714128
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a collection of narratives, essays, and reminiscences providing eyewitness accounts of the events surrounding the creation and deployment of the atomic bomb.

The Twilight of the Bombs

The Twilight of the Bombs Book
Author : Richard Rhodes
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0307387410
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author offers a secret history of post-Cold War nuclear weapons, assesses the emerging threat of nuclear terrorism and the U.S.'s complicated relationships with rogue nations and explains what would make a post-nuclear world possible. By the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb.

Death Society and Human Experience 1 download

Death  Society and Human Experience  1 download  Book
Author : Robert Kastenbaum
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-07-22
ISBN : 1317348958
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Providing an understanding of the relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society. This book is intended to contribute to your understanding of your relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society. Kastenbaum shows how individual and societal attitudes influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. Robert Kastenbaum is a renowned scholar who developed one of the world's first death education courses and introduced the first text for this market. This landmark text draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts, to provide thorough coverage of understanding death and the dying process. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: -Understand the relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society -See how social forces and events affect the length of our lives, how we grieve, and how we die -Learn how dying people are perceived and treated in our society and what can be done to provide the best possible care -Master an understanding of continuing developments and challenges to hospice (palliative care). -Understand what is becoming of faith and doubt about an afterlife

Stalin and the Bomb

Stalin and the Bomb Book
Author : David Holloway
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2008-10-01
ISBN : 0300164459
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The classic and “utterly engrossing” study of Stalin’s pursuit of a nuclear bomb during the Cold War by the renowned political scientist and historian (Foreign Affairs). For forty years the U.S.-Russian nuclear arms race dominated world politics, yet the Soviet nuclear establishment was shrouded in secrecy. Then, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, David Holloway pulled back the Iron Curtain with his “marvelous, groundbreaking study” Stalin and the Bomb (The New Yorker). How did the Soviet Union build its atomic and hydrogen bombs? What role did espionage play? How did the American atomic monopoly affect Stalin's foreign policy? What was the relationship between Soviet nuclear scientists and the country's political leaders? David Holloway answers these questions by tracing the dramatic story of Soviet nuclear policy from developments in physics in the 1920s to the testing of the hydrogen bomb and the emergence of nuclear deterrence in the mid-1950s. This magisterial history throws light on Soviet policy at the height of the Cold War, illuminates a central element of the Stalinist system, and puts into perspective the tragic legacy of this program―environmental damage, a vast network of institutes and factories, and a huge stockpile of unwanted weapons.

The Making of the History of the Atomic Bomb

The Making of the History of the Atomic Bomb Book
Author : Rebecca Press Schwartz
Publisher :
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780549648734
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This dissertation seeks to explore how the Manhattan Project came to be seen as a triumph of physics and physicists. Vast in size and international in scope, the effort to develop the atomic bomb required the contributions of scientists, engineers, industrialists, and military officers to achieve success. Yet the postwar stories and histories of the Manhattan Project largely focused on the contributions of physicists, primarily at Los Alamos, an attribution which in turn helped propel the American physics community to new heights of prestige, funding, and numbers in the years following World War II.

Picturing the Bomb

Picturing the Bomb Book
Author : Rachel Fermi,Esther Samra
Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Release : 1995
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The granddaughter of Enrico Fermi, a key participant in the Manhattan Project, presents a pictorial survey of the making of the atomic bomb, containing many never-before-published photographs and snapshots of the many aspects of the Project. Library of Science Alt.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima Book
Author : John Hersey
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2020-06-23
ISBN : 0593082362
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hiroshima is the story of six people--a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest--who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. In vivid and indelible prose, Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey traces the stories of these half-dozen individuals from 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city, through the hours and days that followed. Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told, and his account of what he discovered is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.

Trinity A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb

Trinity  A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb Book
Author : Jonathan Fetter-Vorm
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2013-05-28
ISBN : 0809093553
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A graphic novel account of the race to construct the first atomic bomb and the decision to drop it, tracing the early research, the heated debates, and profiles of forefront Manhattan Project contributors.

Fallout

Fallout Book
Author : Peter Watson
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Release : 2018-09-18
ISBN : 1610399625
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The justification for the atomic bomb was simple: it would defeat Hitler and end the Second World War faster, saving lives. The reality was different. Fallout dismantles the conventional story of why the atom bomb was built. Peter Watson has found new documents showing that long before the Allied bomb was operational, it was clear that Germany had no atomic weapons of its own and was not likely to. The British knew this, but didn't share their knowledge with the Americans, who in turn deceived the British about the extent to which the Soviets had penetrated their plans to build and deploy the bomb. The dark secret was that the bomb was dropped not to decisively end the war in the Pacific but to warn off Stalin's Russia, still in principle a military ally of the US and Britain. It did not bring a hot war to an abrupt end; instead it set up the terms for a Cold one to begin. Moreover, none of the scientists recruited to build the bomb had any idea that the purpose of the bomb had been secretly changed and that Russian deterrence was its new objective. Fallout vividly reveals the story of the unnecessary building of the atomic bomb, the most destructive weapon in the world, and the long-term consequences that are still playing out to this day.

The Apocalypse Factory Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age

The Apocalypse Factory  Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age Book
Author : Steve Olson
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2020-07-28
ISBN : 0393634981
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A thrilling narrative of scientific triumph, decades of secrecy, and the unimaginable destruction wrought by the creation of the atomic bomb. It began with plutonium, the first element ever manufactured in quantity by humans. Fearing that the Germans would be the first to weaponize the atom, the United States marshaled brilliant minds and seemingly inexhaustible bodies to find a way to create a nuclear chain reaction of inconceivable explosive power. In a matter of months, the Hanford nuclear facility was built to produce and weaponize the enigmatic and deadly new material that would fuel atomic bombs. In the desert of eastern Washington State, far from prying eyes, scientists Glenn Seaborg, Enrico Fermi, and many thousands of others—the physicists, engineers, laborers, and support staff at the facility—manufactured plutonium for the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, and for the bombs in the current American nuclear arsenal, enabling the construction of weapons with the potential to end human civilization. With his characteristic blend of scientific clarity and storytelling, Steve Olson asks why Hanford has been largely overlooked in histories of the Manhattan Project and the Cold War. Olson, who grew up just twenty miles from Hanford’s B Reactor, recounts how a small Washington town played host to some of the most influential scientists and engineers in American history as they sought to create the substance at the core of the most destructive weapons ever created. The Apocalypse Factory offers a new generation this dramatic story of human achievement and, ultimately, of lethal hubris.