By James Mahaffey
“Persuasive and according to deep learn. Atomic Awakening taught me an exceptional deal."—Nature
The American public's advent to nuclear expertise was once manifested in destruction and dying. With Hiroshima and the chilly battle nonetheless ringing in our ears, our conception of all issues nuclear is noticeable throughout the lens of guns improvement. Nuclear energy is filled with mind-bending theories, deep secrets and techniques, and the misdirection of public attention, a few planned, a few unintended. the results of this fixation on bombs and fallout is that the advance of a non-polluting, renewable strength resource stands frozen in time.
Outlining nuclear energy's discovery and functions all through historical past, Mahaffey's outstanding and obtainable booklet is key to figuring out the awesome phenomenon of nuclear energy in an age the place renewable power and weather swap became the defining issues of the twenty-first century.
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