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

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
With enthusiasm and witty intelligence, 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 vivid prose holds the reader in thrall of the infectious energy of scientific curiosity and ingenuity that may hold the key to solving our energy crisis--or even send us to Mars. --
Summary
The latest investigation from acclaimed nuclear engineer and author James Mahaffey unearths forgotten nuclear endeavors throughout history that were sometimes hair-brained, often risky, and always fascinating
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
from dust jacket
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10565382
Cataloging source
YDX
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Mahaffey, James A
Dewey number
333.7924
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TK9145
LC item number
.M329 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear facilities
  • Nuclear engineering
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
secret islands, forgotten N-rays, and isotopic murder: a journey into the wild world of nuclear science
Label
Atomic adventures : secret islands, forgotten N-rays, and isotopic murder--a journey into the wild world of nuclear science, James Mahaffey
Instantiates
Publication
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
  • 959875770
  • (OCoLC)959875770
Label
Atomic adventures : secret islands, forgotten N-rays, and isotopic murder--a journey into the wild world of nuclear science, James Mahaffey
Publication
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
  • 959875770
  • (OCoLC)959875770

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