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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 : 2012-06-12
ISBN : 1451677618
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Traces the development of the atomic bomb from Leo Szilard's concept through the drama of the race to build a workable device to the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima.

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 Making of the Atomic Bomb

The Making of the Atomic Bomb Book
Author : Hal Marcovitz
Publisher : Referencepoint PressInc
Release : 2014-08-01
ISBN : 9781601526861
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the scientific discoveries and political circumstances behind the decision to develop atomic weapons; recounts the history of the Manhattan Project; and examines the influence of nuclear weapons on the modern world.

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.

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."

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 : 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.

Summary of Richard Rhodes s The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Milkyway Media

Summary of Richard Rhodes   s The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Milkyway Media Book
Author : Milkyway Media
Publisher : Milkyway Media
Release : 2018-09-06
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Richard Rhodes’s 1986 Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Making of the Atomic Bomb narrates the years preceding the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. It focuses on how a group of international physicists uncovered nature’s potential for destruction through advances in nuclear physics and quantum theory. They harnessed the power of physics to develop the first atomic bombs... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

A Study Guide for Richard Rhodes s The Making of the Atomic Bomb

A Study Guide for Richard Rhodes s  The Making of the Atomic Bomb  Book
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release : 2021-06-15
ISBN : 1410351890
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Study Guide for Richard Rhodes s The Making of the Atomic Bomb book written by Gale, Cengage Learning, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project Book
Author : Cynthia C. Kelly
Publisher : Hachette UK
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.

The Untold Story of the Making of the Atomic Bomb

The Untold Story of the Making of the Atomic Bomb Book
Author : Stephane Groueff
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1967
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Untold Story of the Making of the Atomic Bomb book written by Stephane Groueff, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Making of the Atom Bomb

The Making of the Atom Bomb Book
Author : Victoria Sherrow
Publisher : Unknown
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 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.

Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project Book
Author : Stéphane Groueff
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1967
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Los Alamos Primer

The Los Alamos Primer Book
Author : Robert Serber
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780520075764
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Serber has annotated the lectures he gave to those joining the scientific elite in the wilderness of Los Alamos, NM in 1943. This is LA-1, the Los Alamos primer, here published for the first time. Edited and introduced by Richard Rhodes (The Making of the atomic bomb). All history of science collections must add this central document. Accessible to the lay reader. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project Book
Author : Stephane Groueff
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1969
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Los Alamos Primer

The Los Alamos Primer Book
Author : Robert Serber
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2020-04-07
ISBN : 0520374339
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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More than seventy years ago, American forces exploded the first atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, causing great physical and human destruction. The young scientists at Los Alamos who developed the bombs, which were nicknamed Little Boy and Fat Man, were introduced to the basic principles and goals of the project in March 1943, at a crash course in new weapons technology. The lecturer was physicist Robert Serber, J. Robert Oppenheimer’s protégé, and the scientists learned that their job was to design and build the world’s first atomic bombs. Notes on Serber’s lectures were gathered into a mimeographed document titled TheLos Alamos Primer, which was supplied to all incoming scientific staff. The Primer remained classified for decades after the war. Published for the first time in 1992, the Primer offers contemporary readers a better understanding of the origins of nuclear weapons. Serber’s preface vividly conveys the mingled excitement, uncertainty, and intensity felt by the Manhattan Project scientists. This edition includes an updated introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Richard Rhodes. A seminal publication on a turning point in human history, The Los Alamos Primer reveals just how much was known and how terrifyingly much was unknown midway through the Manhattan Project. No other seminar anywhere has had greater historical consequences.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

The Making of the Atomic Bomb Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1986
ISBN : 9781518225079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.