Download e-book for iPad: Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and by James Mahaffey

By James Mahaffey

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ISBN-13: 9781538426173

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ISBN-13: 9781681774213

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The most up-to-date investigation from acclaimed nuclear engineer and writer James Mahaffey finds forgotten nuclear endeavors all through historical past that have been occasionally hair-brained, frequently dicy, and continually fascinating.

Whether you're a scientist or a poet, pro-nuclear power or staunch opponent, conspiracy theorist or pragmatist, James Mahaffey's books have served to open up the realm of nuclear technological know-how like by no means sooner than. With transparent causes of a few of the main advanced clinical endeavors in background, Mahaffey's new booklet seems to be again on the atom's wild, secretive prior after which towards its very likely shiny future.

Mahaffey finds misplaced reactors on remote Pacific islands and bushes that have been uncovered to lively fission that modified gender or bloomed within the lifeless of wintry weather. He explains why we've got nuclear submarines yet now not nuclear plane and why chilly fusion does not exist. And who knew that radiation counting was a trendy development? even though elements of the nuclear historical past may appear like a fiction mash-up, the place cowboys one way or the other acquired a carry of a reactor, Mahaffey's vibrant prose holds the reader in thrall of the infectious power of medical interest and ingenuity which could at some point carry the foremost to fixing our strength hindrance or sending us to Mars.

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