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Nuclear Weapons What You Need to Know

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ISBN-10: 052188408X

ISBN-13: 9780521884082

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jeremy Bernstein

List price: $31.99
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Nuclear Weapons is a history of nuclear weapons. From their initial theoretical development at the start of the twentieth century to the recent tests in North Korea, the author seeks to, at each point in the narrative, describe the basic science of nuclear weaponry. At the same time, he offers accounts and anecdotes of the personalities involved, many of whom he has known firsthand. Dr. Bernstein writes in response to what he sees as a widespread misunderstanding throughout the media of the basic workings and potential impact of nuclear weaponry.
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Jeremy Bernstein is the author of many books on science for the general reader, including Plutonium: A History of the World�e(tm)s Most Dangerous Element and Oppenheimer: Portrait of an Enigma. He is a former staff writer for the New Yorker.

Acknowledgments
Units and Sizes
Introduction
The Nucleus
Neutrons
Fissions
Chain Reactions
MAUD
Eka Osmium
Serber's Primer
The "Gadget"
Smoky and the Need to Know
Fusion
Spies
Proliferation
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index