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Eye at the Top of the World Tracing the Steps of the Cold War's Most Daring Covert CIA Operation

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ISBN-10: 1560258454

ISBN-13: 9781560258452

Edition: 2006

Authors: Pete Takeda

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"Incredibly, in the early 1960s, the CIA decided to put a nuclear-powered spy device on top of Nanda Devi - one of the Himalayas' most remote and forbidding peaks. The goal was to gather information on Chinese troop movements. Some time later, the apparatus stopped sending signals; it was as though it had completely disappeared. The device was never recovered, and as you read these words, nearly four pounds of plutonium, locked in the glacier beneath the mountain, are moving ever closer to the source of the Ganges River. That's enough manmade poison to kill every human on earth, or to produce a bomb capable of flattening a city." "Takeda, an internationally recognized rock, ice, and alpine…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 9/28/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English