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Before the Fallout

From Marie Curie to Hiroshima

Before the Fallout( )
Author: Preston, Diana
ISBN:978-0-425-20789-5
Publication Date:Mar 2006
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Berkley
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.00
Book Description:

In 1898, Marie Curie first described a phenomenon she called "radioactivity." A half-century later, two physicists would stand before dawn in the New Mexico desert, slathering themselves with sunscreen-and fearing that the imminent test detonation might ignite Earth's atmosphere in a cataclysmic chain reaction and transform our planet into a burning star. This is the epic story of Curie's quest to unlock the secrets of the material world; of the scientists-Rutherford,...
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Book Details
Pages:416
Detailed Subjects: History / Military / Nuclear Warfare
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.2 x 9.22 x 1.07 Inches
Book Weight:1.012 Pounds



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