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Author: Diana Preston
ISBN: 0425207897
Subcategory: Military
Pages 400 pages
Publisher Berkley (March 7, 2006)
Language English
Category: History
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by Diana Preston


Before the Fallout: From. has been added to your Cart. My God, What have we done?" With those words, the crew of the "Enola Gay" summed up their feelings after dropping the A-Bomb that obliterated Hiroshima

Before the Fallout: From. My God, What have we done?" With those words, the crew of the "Enola Gay" summed up their feelings after dropping the A-Bomb that obliterated Hiroshima. The history of the Atomic (and later, Hydrogen) bomb permeates the history of the past century: from 1895, when Roentgen discovered the X-Ray, through the pioneering experiments of Einstein, Edward Teller, J. Robert Oppenheimer; Leo Szilard (the often-overlooked main ingredient in the Manhattan Project) through efforts to control nuclear proliferation and the Cold War.

Before the Fallout book. She also provides a rare portrait of Hiroshima before the blast. The Human Chain Reaction That Led To The Atom BombOn December. As Hiroshima's 60th anniversary approaches, Before the Fallout compels us to consider the threats and moral dilemmas we face in our still dangerous world.

from MARIE CURIE to HIROSHIMA. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the Publisher. First published in the United States of America in 2005 by. Walker Publishing Company, Inc. For information about permission to reproduce selections. from this book, write to Permissions, Walker & Company,M

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Diana Preston BEFORE THE FALLOUT from MARIE CURIE to HIROSHIMA To Michael, my husband and writing partner Our imagination is stretched to the utmost, not, as infction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things which are there. Читать онлайн Before the Fallout. from MARIE CURIE to HIROSHIMA. To Michael, my husband.

On December 26, 1898, Marie Curie announced the discovery of radium and observed that "radioactivity .

On December 26, 1898, Marie Curie announced the discovery of radium and observed that "radioactivity seems to be an atomic property. A mere 47 years later, "Little Boy"exploded over Hiroshima.

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BEFORE THE FALLOUT: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima. Diana Preston is an Oxford-trained historian, writer and broadcaster who lives in London

BEFORE THE FALLOUT: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Diana Preston is an Oxford-trained historian, writer and broadcaster who lives in London. She is the author of The Road to Culloden Moor: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45 Rebellion; A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole; Besieged in Peking: The Story of the 1900 Boxer Rising; Wilful Murder: The Sinking of the Lusitania and A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: The Life of William Dampier (written with her husband, Michael Preston).

from MARIE CURIE to HIROSHIMA

from MARIE CURIE to HIROSHIMA.

In 1898, Marie Curie first described a phenomenon she called radioactivity.

book by Diana Preston. In 1898, Marie Curie first described a phenomenon she called radioactivity. She traces the fifty year journey of discoveries which culminated in Hiroshima's destruction. The book is one of biography, science (well told and easy to understand), and the history of this unique quest for knowledge. Diana Preston has done it again! By Thriftbooks. com User, February 17, 2006.

In 1898, Marie Curie first described a phenomenon she called "radioactivity." A half-century later, two physicists would stand before dawn in the New Mexico desert, slathering themselves with sunscreen-and fearing that the imminent test detonation might ignite Earth's atmosphere in a cataclysmic chain reaction and transform our planet into a burning star.This is the epic story of Curie's quest to unlock the secrets of the material world; of the scientists-Rutherford, Bohr, Einstein, Oppenheimer-who built upon her work; of the day the first weapon of mass destruction dropped on Hiroshima, bringing both sudden terror and sudden peace, and of the new era of global uncertainty that emerged in its wake. With the clarity of great science writing, the vividness of historical narrative and the insight of biography, Before the Fallout is an unforgettable and sweeping account of the scientific discovery that changed the world.

 

Burking
This reinforced earlier studies I've read.
Daigami
I enjoyed this book very much. It is a more personal than usual history of the physics of the A-bomb, its construction, its delivery, and the politics of the entire process. In a number of places the author dispels some gossip concerning various discoveries and events that I have never found credible. This book presents a very readable, largely non-technical (but still insightful), history of the people, events, and places leading to the 1945 destruction of Hiroshima.
Beazerdred
Per a 16 year old that chose it off a high school AP class book list, this is slow reading, but really interesting.
RuTGamer
Yes, the advances in physics were tremendous. Stop for a moment - this book gives you the humanistic view of that ensuing the discoveries. Think of the advances of human thought developing the science. Marvelous!
The dedication is phenomenal.
This is a great historical presentation of a period of magical thought.
Vonalij
great and thoroughly reserarched book!
Winawel
This is a fascinating history of nuclear physics leading up to the development of the atomic bomb. Unfortunately the electronic version contains numerous typographical and formatting errors. Sadly this detracts from the readability of the downloaded version of this book.
Coiwield
This item adequately does the job that I bought it for. Would definitely buy this item again if I ever needed to.
I stumbled upon this book one day when walking through the library to pick up a book I turned down the wrong aisle and the title caught my eye. I read the prologue and was intrigued enough to check it out. I am glad I did.

I enjoy reading biographies, books on science, history, WWII, and many other subjects but this book hit those four mentioned at the same time. The book was crafted in such a way to keep the pace flowing and at times seem pressing as if I didn’t know what would happen by the end of the book even though we all know how things ended at Hiroshima. For the scientists involved Preston almost presents mini-biographies for them as she explains their scientific work and its contribution to the progression of nuclear weapons. She also succeeds at putting a human face on many of the scientists in this book. She presents the material and scientists in such a light that you can almost feel the weight of their decisions when trying to decide whether to build a bomb or not.

She presents many stories and moral dilemmas through the book that will make you question your own thoughts on how the use of the atomic bombs were handled. She also presents the “what-if” scenarios that show how close the history of the atom bomb came to being completely different on many different occasions.

After reading this book I’m still not sure how I feel about the dropping of the atom bombs but I do know that I now know much more than before.