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    free download é eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Jeremy Bernstein PDF/EPUB Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element A neat little book about a truly fascinating subject The author is a physicist with first hand experience of some of the people and places described The book is written in an engaging informal way as if you were chatting with the author My only real complaint about this book if it could be called a complaint is that the first part is mostly about the history of the discovery of nuclear fission and you have to get abou

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    PDF/EPUB Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element Like everything connected with plutonium there are complications 98Complications abound in this brief not overly technical history Human relations atomic behaviours the first atomic arms race It's really uite amazing what people can do when they think that they other guy is going to kill them firstFun informative little read

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    free download Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element Jeremy Bernstein ë 3 characters free download é eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Jeremy Bernstein I always HATE rating a book on science as less than five stars Here Jeremy Bernstein undertook creating a book on an esoteric topic which few in our graceless and dumbed down age would ever readI did and I appreciate his effort There is an awful lot to be learned here especially regarding valence bonding orbital shell occupation allotrope deltas and similar In my this reader's case the most fascinating chapte

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    PDF/EPUB Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element free download é eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Jeremy Bernstein free download Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element I re read it in 2015 and noted this uote by the author The plutonium story as I hope I have convinced you is full of ironies not the least of which is that what once cost us millions to produce will now cost us

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    free download Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element PDF/EPUB Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element Jeremy Bernstein ë 3 characters 2008 12 02 A definite disappointment Bernstein now of the New Yorker claims a physics doctorate but sure dumbed element 94 down for us despite claiming a scientific approach and to be the first book about plutonium's chemistry and physics Note

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    Jeremy Bernstein ë 3 characters PDF/EPUB Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element Worthwhile but a bit of a disappointment depending on what you're looking for Tells a comprehensive account of Plutonium's discovery and features a long and educational discourse into its atomic structure but doesn

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    PDF/EPUB Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element free download é eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Jeremy Bernstein free download Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element I read Tom Zoellner's history of uranium earlier this month and this book about plutonium seemed like a natural follow up Bernstein worked at Los Alamos and his book contains some fascinating behind the scenes anecdotes from the Manhattan Project and the United States' post war nuclear program Otherwise Bernstein spends a considerable portion of an already minuscule book exploring rather adjacent topics the early history of nuclear science

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    PDF/EPUB Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element Jeremy Bernstein ë 3 characters A fantastic explanation on the discovery of plutonium what it takes to produce it and why it is so complicated as it does

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    PDF/EPUB Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element The history of plutonium reuires the explaining of a lot of physics and chemistry This was one of the most difficult books I've ever read on science history but Bernstein does a brilliant job of communicating the science involved to the lay reader It's rewarding to make it through this book and it's a fascinating subject but unless you know a

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    PDF/EPUB Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element free download é eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Jeremy Bernstein Jeremy Bernstein ë 3 characters As I said earlier I felt I was re reading The Making of the Atomic Bomb all over again but in an abbreviated way

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Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element

free download é eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Jeremy Bernstein Jeremy Bernstein ë 3 characters review Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element × eBook or Kindle ePUB When plutonium was first manufactured at Berkeley in the spring of 1941 there was so little of it that it was not visible to the naked eye It took a year to accumulate enough so that one could actually see it Now there is so much that we don't know what to do to get rid of it We have created a monster The history of plutonium is as strange as the element itself When scientists began looking for it they did so simply in the spirit of inuiry not certain whether there were still spots to fil. I always HATE rating a book on science as less than five stars Here Jeremy Bernstein undertook creating a book on an esoteric topic which few in our graceless and dumbed down age would ever readI did and I appreciate his effort There is an awful lot to be learned here especially regarding valence bonding orbital shell occupation allotrope deltas and similar In my this reader s case the most fascinating chapter was Chapter X which begins with the dire imprecation this chapter is the most technically demanding chapter in the bookBring it ON Jeremy But even to a popular audience is this the best to which America can aspireMy two missing stars stem from two Major ObservationsA I wanted deeper science and mathematics and also physiological facts regarding the medical implications of Pu ingestion More meatB Mister Bernstein inserted too too many instances of phrasing that ultimately made me doubt the validity of his effort and this pains me to say I can t recount the number of times he wrote as far as I know or to the best of my awareness etc The reader emerges from a pretty entertaining book wondering if the research has really been doneI mean no censure but A B above really vitiated my enjoyment Peace Mister Bernstein and thanks

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free download é eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Jeremy Bernstein Jeremy Bernstein ë 3 characters review Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element × eBook or Kindle ePUB T 47 metric tons but it has almost no uses besides warmongering How did the product of scientific curiosity become such a dangerous burdenIn his new history of this complex and dangerous element noted physicist Jeremy Bernstein describes the steps that were taken to transform plutonium from a laboratory novelty into the nuclear weapon that destroyed Nagasaki This is the first book to weave together the many strands of plutonium's story explaining not only the science but the people involv. A fantastic explanation on the discovery of plutonium what it takes to produce it and why it is so complicated as it does not behave like any other compound The writer does tend to wander off onto different tangents but always comes back around He does his best to simplify the science parts but honestly many of the euations are way over my head what the reader can understand are the basic concepts and the author does a great job at this he also lets you know when parts are going to be heavy science

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free download é eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Jeremy Bernstein Jeremy Bernstein ë 3 characters review Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element × eBook or Kindle ePUB L on the periodic table But the discovery of fission made it clear that this still hypothetical element would be than just a scientific curiosity it could be a powerful nuclear weaponAs it turned out it is good for almost nothing else Plutonium's nuclear potential put it at the heart of the World War II arms race the Russians found out about it through espionage the Germans through independent research and everybody wanted some Now nearly everyone has some the United States alone has abou. I re read it in 2015 and noted this uote by the author The plutonium story as I hope I have convinced you is full of ironies not the least of which is that what once cost us millions to produce will now cost us billions to get rid ofMy 2009 reviewI don t know whether to class this as History or as Science ChemistryPhysics It is the history of the discovery of Plutonium element 94 in the periodic table It is also a description of the somewhat bizarre chemistry of Plutonium due to the fact that the actinide series results from the filling of the inner f shells while the outer valence shell remains constant across the series It also weaves in some interesting sidelights on the making of the implosion type fission bomb in WW II It explains briefly the differences and reasons for the differences between the gun type process used for the Uranium bomb and the implosion process used for the Plutonium bombThe book seemed disjointed at times as the author chose to explain the chemistry in the middle of the history part of the story But the history of the discovery and characterization of a new element does not move in straight lines so why should we expect a story to be linearBernstein ends with a provocative chapter What next What next indeed There are tonnes of Plutonium made by many countries US UK France Russia China Israel etc How to safeguard them How to safeguard us from the Plutonium Plutonium is long lived is a dangerous radioactive substance and can be used to make fearsomely powerful boms

  • Hardcover
  • 194
  • Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element
  • Jeremy Bernstein
  • English
  • 05 March 2020
  • 9780309102964