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The making of the atomic bomb, Richard Rhodes

Label
The making of the atomic bomb
Title
The making of the atomic bomb
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rhodes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • 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
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1988.
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rhodes, Richard
Dewey number
623.4511909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC773
LC item number
.R46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Atomic bomb
Label
The making of the atomic bomb, Richard Rhodes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"With a new foreword"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 805-818) 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
Part 1. Profound and necessary truth -- Moonshine -- Atoms and void -- Tvi -- The long grave already dug -- Men from Mars -- Machines -- Exodus -- Stirring and digging -- An extensive burst -- Part 2. A peculiar sovereignty -- Neutrons -- Cross sections -- A communication from Britain -- The new world -- Physics and desert country -- Different animals -- Revelations -- The evils of this time -- Part 3. Life and death -- Trinity -- Tongues of fire -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
The 25th anniversary edition; Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
838 pages, 42 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451677614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn764385315
  • (OCoLC)764385315
  • 2401693
Label
The making of the atomic bomb, Richard Rhodes
Publication
Note
"With a new foreword"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 805-818) 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
Part 1. Profound and necessary truth -- Moonshine -- Atoms and void -- Tvi -- The long grave already dug -- Men from Mars -- Machines -- Exodus -- Stirring and digging -- An extensive burst -- Part 2. A peculiar sovereignty -- Neutrons -- Cross sections -- A communication from Britain -- The new world -- Physics and desert country -- Different animals -- Revelations -- The evils of this time -- Part 3. Life and death -- Trinity -- Tongues of fire -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
The 25th anniversary edition; Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
838 pages, 42 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451677614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn764385315
  • (OCoLC)764385315
  • 2401693

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