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Plutonium: A History of the World´s Most Dangerous Element

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Description for Plutonium: A History of the World´s Most Dangerous Element Paperback. Num Pages: 216 pages, 34. BIC Classification: PDX; PNK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 142 x 12. Weight in Grams: 304.

When plutonium was first manufactured at Berkeley in the spring of 1941, there was so little of it that it was not visible to the naked eye. It took a year to accumulate enough so that one could actually see it. Now so much has been produced that we don't know what to do to get rid of it. We have created a monster.The history of plutonium is as strange as the element itself. When scientists began looking for it, they did so simply in the spirit of inquiry, not certain whether there were still spots to fill on the ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Publisher
Cornell University Press United States
Number of pages
216
Condition
New
Number of Pages
216
Place of Publication
Ithaca, United States
ISBN
9780801475177
SKU
V9780801475177
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99-12

About Jeremy Bernstein
Jeremy Bernstein was a staff writer at the New Yorker for thirty-five years and is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the Stevens Institute of Technology. His books include Oppenheimer: Portrait of an Enigma.

Reviews for Plutonium: A History of the World´s Most Dangerous Element
Bernstein spins an accessible, insightful description of how the great scientists Curie, Bohr, Rutherford, and Fermi, among others, deconstructed the atom through a combination of individual brilliance, a spirit of collaboration, and serendipity.
Publishers Weekly
Bernstein's book should play a useful role by helping demystify plutonium and by encouraging interested members of the public and Congress to start ... Read more

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