The Story of Atomic Energy

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The Story of Atomic Energy

The Story of Atomic Energy This lively illuminating book describes step by step how man conquered the atom The story began many centuries ago with a Greek philosopher named Democritus Scientists from England France German

  • Title: The Story of Atomic Energy
  • Author: Laura Fermi
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This lively, illuminating book describes, step by step, how man conquered the atom.The story began many centuries ago, with a Greek philosopher named Democritus Scientists from England, France, Germany, Italy, and Denmark made their contributions as time passed among them Ernest Rutherford, who shot off a new kind of gun and shattered the atom under the gun s heavy bomThis lively, illuminating book describes, step by step, how man conquered the atom.The story began many centuries ago, with a Greek philosopher named Democritus Scientists from England, France, Germany, Italy, and Denmark made their contributions as time passed among them Ernest Rutherford, who shot off a new kind of gun and shattered the atom under the gun s heavy bombardment the Curies the chemists Hahn and Strassman who split the uranium atom into two almost equal parts Lise Meitner exiled from Hitler s Germany who recognized this division into two as one of the most revolutionary discoveries of all time Enrico Fermi and his fellow scientists in Rome and Niels Bohr and Alber Einstein.The high spot came on a December day in 1942 when Enrico Fermi stood on a squash court in Chicago and directed a unique experiment that formally opened the era of controlled release of nuclear energy That experiment led to the making of the first atomic bomb.But the story of atomic energy did not end there, with the making of deadly weapons Soon after World War II a scientific brotherhood arose which spanned both hemispheres Its purpose is to harness the power of the atom for peace Industry, medicine, and many fields of research have already benefited Mrs Fermi, widow of the renowned physicist, shows clearly that the age of the peaceful atom is at last well under way.

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    1. Stephanie on said:

      Sam picked this book up at a thrift store because the edition we have has this awesome canvas cover with a stylized atom on it and he loves old books. It say relegated to our kitschy shelf for almost a year, but the long weekend had be thumbing my shelves for something new. I've been thinking a lot about quantum physics lately and so I the book perked my interest. I read it in two sittings and it reminded me of being a kid again and reading my mom's outdated educational books on long hot summer [...]

    2. Sara on said:

      Excellent entry-level explanation of the history and science of atomic energy. Laura Fermi, wife/widow of renowned physicist Henrico Fermi, brings the era to life with her "first-hand" knowledge of the people, places, and series of events leading up to the atomic age. The book's final section on up-and-coming widespread advances in uses of atomic energy feels especially dated. But the freshness of the rest of the story makes up for that.

    3. Gable Roth on said:

      This is a very well put together book. It gives a brief overview of the history of atomic power and is written at a lower reading level so it is very basic and easy to understand but at the same time it provides good detail and valuable information.It is also interesting reading a book that was published in 1961 since nuclear power was still so young at the time. The author makes some conjectures of the future of nuclear energy, like small modular reactors. We are close but not there yet. The au [...]

    4. Regina on said:

      I loved the retro look at atomic energy by the wife of Enrico Fermi.

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