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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- ISBN: 9781681774213
- ISBN: 1681774216
- Physical Description: xxxiii, 363 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Pegasus Books edition.
- Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
- Copyright: ©2017
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-345) and an index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| 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.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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.
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