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Atomic Accidents - by James Mahaffey (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 464

Genre: Science

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Pegasus Books

Book theme: Nuclear

Author: James Mahaffey

Language: English

Street Date: February 15, 2015
TCIN: 77524747
UPC: 9781605986807
Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-9214

Description

From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration and discovery, coupled with mistakes, accidents, and downright disasters.

Mahaffey, a long-time advocate of continued nuclear research and nuclear energy, looks at each incident in turn and analyzes what happened and why, often discovering where scientists went wrong when analyzing past meltdowns.

Every incident has lead to new facets in understanding about the mighty atom--and Mahaffey puts forth what the future should be for this final frontier of science that still holds so much promise.

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