Before the Fall-out : From Marie Curie to Hiroshima
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Yayıncı Corgi ( 09 / 2006 ) ISBN 9780552770866 | İngilizce | 592 Sayfa | Türler Dünya Siyasi Tarihi | Bilim Tarihi
Spanning fifty years, "Before the Fall-Out" tells the full story of how an exhilarating quest to unravel the secrets of the material world produced the knowledge of how to destroy it. And of how a scientific adventure shared openly between nuclear physicists from many different nations transmuted into a secretive wartime race for the ultimate weapon of mass destruction - the atom bomb. As much as on the science, "Before the Fall-Out" focuses on the 'human chain reaction' - the intertwined lives of the many scientists of many nations whose compulsive curiosity led, however unwittingly, ultimately to Hiroshima. In her page-turning account Diana Preston reveals how individuals responded to events - from Allied scientists debating the morality of deploying the bomb, to Japanese civilians who became its first victims, and to a German chemist working on the Nazi bomb project while concealing a Jewish pianist in his Berlin apartment.