Uranium War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World

ISBN-10: 014311672X

ISBN-13: 9780143116721

Edition: 2010

Authors: Tom Zoellner

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The astonishing biography of a mineral that can sustain our world- or destroy it Uranium occurs naturally in the earth's crust-yet holds the power to end all life on the planet. This is its fundamental paradox, and its story is a fascinating window into the valor, greed, genius, and folly of humanity. A problem for miners in the Middle Ages, an inspiration to novelists and a boon to medicine, a devastat­ing weapon at the end of World War II, and eventually a polluter, killer, excuse for war with Iraq, potential deliverer of Armageddon and a possible last defense against global warming-Uraniumis the riveting story of the most powerful element on earth, and one which will shape our future, for better or worse.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210

Introduction
Scalding Fruit
Beginnings
The Bargain
Apocalypse
Two Rushes
The Rainbow Serpent
Instability
Renaissance
Legacy
Acknowledgments
Notes on Sources
Index
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