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Atomic adventures : secret islands, forgotten N-rays, and isotopic murder--a journey into the wild world of nuclear science, James Mahaffey

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Atomic adventures : secret islands, forgotten N-rays, and isotopic murder--a journey into the wild world of nuclear science
Title
Atomic adventures
Title remainder
secret islands, forgotten N-rays, and isotopic murder--a journey into the wild world of nuclear science
Statement of responsibility
James Mahaffey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mahaffey unearths lost reactors on far-flung islands and finds trees that were exposed to active fission -- which then changed gender or bloomed in the dead of winter. He explains why we have nuclear submarines but not nuclear aircraft and why cold fusion does not -- and cannot -- exist. And who knew that radiation-counting was once a fashionable trend? Though parts of our nuclear history might seem like fiction -- such as when cowboys got their hands on a reactor -- Mahaffey's prose holds the reader in thrall of the energy of scientific curiosity and ingenuity that may hold the key to solving our energy crisis -- or even send us to Mars
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mahaffey, James A
Dewey number
333.792/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TK 9145 .M329 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear facilities
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Nuclear facilities
  • Nuclear energy
  • SCIENCE / Experiments & Projects
  • SCIENCE / History
  • SCIENCE / Physics / Nuclear
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Atomic adventures : secret islands, forgotten N-rays, and isotopic murder--a journey into the wild world of nuclear science, James Mahaffey
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-345) and an index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note: Stories told at night around the glow of the reactor -- Introduction: The curious case of the n-rays, a dead end for all times -- Cry for me, Argentina -- AFP-67 in the Dawson Forest -- Inside cold fusion -- Good news and bad news -- The lost expedition to Mars -- The chic-4 revolution -- Japan's atomic bomb project -- The criminal use of nuclear disintegration -- The threat of the dirty bomb -- A bridge to the stars -- Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 363 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681774213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959875770
  • (OCoLC)ocn959875770
Label
Atomic adventures : secret islands, forgotten N-rays, and isotopic murder--a journey into the wild world of nuclear science, James Mahaffey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-345) and an index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note: Stories told at night around the glow of the reactor -- Introduction: The curious case of the n-rays, a dead end for all times -- Cry for me, Argentina -- AFP-67 in the Dawson Forest -- Inside cold fusion -- Good news and bad news -- The lost expedition to Mars -- The chic-4 revolution -- Japan's atomic bomb project -- The criminal use of nuclear disintegration -- The threat of the dirty bomb -- A bridge to the stars -- Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 363 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681774213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959875770
  • (OCoLC)ocn959875770

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