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Atomic Women: The Untold Stories of the Scientists Who Helped Create the Nuclear Bomb (Hardback)
  • Atomic Women: The Untold Stories of the Scientists Who Helped Create the Nuclear Bomb (Hardback)
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Atomic Women: The Untold Stories of the Scientists Who Helped Create the Nuclear Bomb (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 11/06/2020
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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 36.0px; font: 13.0px Times} The Atomic Women is a portrait of the World War II female scientists who worked in laboratories and secrets sites of the Manhattan Project, and whose contributions have been left unstudied. Recruited not only from labs and universities from across the country, but also from countries abroad, these women scientists helped, and often initiated the development of the atomic bomb, taking a starring role in the Manhattan Project; in fact, their involvement was critical to its success. This book explores not just the critical steps towards the creation of a successful nuclear bomb, but also the moral implications of such an invention.Centering The Atomic Women are the groundbreaking leading female scientists of the atomic era, who gave rise to the project: Lise Meitner and Irene Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie), who from Europe led the groundwork for the Manhattan Project, though they were not fully aware of the consequences. Elizabeth Rona, the foremost expert in plutonium, whose expertise gave rise to 'The Fat Man' and 'Little Boy,' the bombs dropped over Japan. As well as Leona Marshall, Elizabeth Graves, and Joan Hinton, who looked upon the European scientific ideals for inspiration, but went ahead and carved their own path. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
ISBN: 9780316489591
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Lively, well-researched, and comprehensible. A useful work of scientific history."--Kirkus
"Montillo's detailed and organized writing stresses the importance of these women, who were as indispensable to the Manhattan Project as more well-known men."--School Library Journal
"Recommended for readers with an interest in the sciences, women's studies, and who support the ethic of giving women their due for their accomplishments."--School Library Connection

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