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The age of radiance : the epic rise and dramatic fall of the Atomic Era, Craig Nelson

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The age of radiance : the epic rise and dramatic fall of the Atomic Era
Title
The age of radiance
Title remainder
the epic rise and dramatic fall of the Atomic Era
Statement of responsibility
Craig Nelson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A riveting narrative of the Atomic Age--from x-rays and Marie Curie to the Nevada Test Site and the 2011 meltdown in Japan--written by the prizewinning and bestselling author of Rocket Men. Radiation is a complex and paradoxical concept: staggering amounts of energy flow from seemingly inert rock and that energy is both useful and dangerous. While nuclear energy affects our everyday lives--from nuclear medicine and food irradiation to microwave technology--its invisible rays trigger biological damage, birth defects, and cellular mayhem. Written with a biographer's passion, Craig Nelson unlocks one of the great mysteries of the universe in a work that is both tragic and triumphant. From the end of the nineteenth century through the use of the atomic bomb in World War II to the twenty-first century's confrontation with the dangers of nuclear power, Nelson illuminates a pageant of fascinating historical figures: Enrico Fermi, Marie and Pierre Curie, Albert Einstein, FDR, Robert Oppenheimer, and Ronald Reagan, among others. He reveals many little-known details, including how Jewish refugees fleeing Hitler transformed America from a country that created light bulbs and telephones into one that split atoms; how the most grotesque weapon ever invented could realize Alfred Nobel's lifelong dream of global peace; how emergency workers and low-level utility employees fought to contain a run-amok nuclear reactor, while wondering if they would live or die. Brilliantly fascinating and remarkably accessible, The Age of Radiance traces mankind's complicated and difficult relationship with the dangerous power it discovered and made part of civilization"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Craig
Dewey number
539.7/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC773
LC item number
.N45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Radioactivity
  • Radiation
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear weapons
  • HISTORY / General
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • SCIENCE / Molecular Physics
Label
The age of radiance : the epic rise and dramatic fall of the Atomic Era, Craig Nelson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The first cry of a newborn world
  • My God, what have we done?
  • World's end.
  • How do you keep a cold war cold?
  • A totally different scheme, and it will change the course of history
  • The origins of modern swimwear
  • The delicate balance of terror
  • Power and cataclysm.
  • Too cheap to meter
  • There fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp
  • The old world.
  • Hitting a bullet with a bullet
  • On the shores of Fortunate Island
  • Under the thrall of a two-faced god
  • Radiation : what's in it for me?
  • The astonished owner of a new and mysterious power
  • Rome : November 10, 1938
  • The mysteries of Budapest
  • The new world.
  • The birth of radiance
  • The secret of all secrets
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
437 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451660432
Lccn
2013042192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4341521-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4341521
  • (Sirsi) i9781451660432
Label
The age of radiance : the epic rise and dramatic fall of the Atomic Era, Craig Nelson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The first cry of a newborn world
  • My God, what have we done?
  • World's end.
  • How do you keep a cold war cold?
  • A totally different scheme, and it will change the course of history
  • The origins of modern swimwear
  • The delicate balance of terror
  • Power and cataclysm.
  • Too cheap to meter
  • There fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp
  • The old world.
  • Hitting a bullet with a bullet
  • On the shores of Fortunate Island
  • Under the thrall of a two-faced god
  • Radiation : what's in it for me?
  • The astonished owner of a new and mysterious power
  • Rome : November 10, 1938
  • The mysteries of Budapest
  • The new world.
  • The birth of radiance
  • The secret of all secrets
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
437 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451660432
Lccn
2013042192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4341521-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4341521
  • (Sirsi) i9781451660432

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