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The Manhattan Project: Big Science and the Atom Bomb - Revolutions in Science S. (Paperback)
  • The Manhattan Project: Big Science and the Atom Bomb - Revolutions in Science S. (Paperback)

The Manhattan Project: Big Science and the Atom Bomb - Revolutions in Science S. (Paperback)

Paperback 170 Pages / Published: 04/09/2003
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`I am become death, destroyer of worlds.' Robert J. Oppenheimer Established in 1942 at the height of the Second World War, the Manhattan Project was a dramatic quest to beat the Nazis to a deadly goal: the atomic bomb. At Los Alamos and several other sites, American, British, Canadian and refugee European scientists, together with engineers, technicians and many other workers, laboured to design and build nuclear weapons. With their huge experiments, complex organisations and lavish funding, these institutes represented a new form of scientific organisation: `Big Science'. Their efforts produced `Little Boy' and `Fat Man', the bombs that ultimately destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. In The Manhattan Project, Jeff Hughes offers a lively reinterpretation of the key elements in the history and mythology of twentieth-century science.

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781840465044
Number of pages: 170
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 mm


"Hughes develops his thesis in interesting fashion. His essay is free of technical jargon but will be most accessible to readers familiar with the bomb's history and with huge, expansive installations such as CERN or Fermilab." -- "Booklist"

Engrossing and information-packed.--Marjorie C. Malley"ISIS" (01/01/0001)

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