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EPUB Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element

As I said earlier I felt I WAS RE READING THE MAKING was e eading The Making The Atomic Bomb All Atomic Bomb all again but in an abbreviated way The subject matter plutonium eally doesn t enter until at least half way through this small book and a discussion on it s unusual properties not until the next to last chapter I felt that chapter was still missing a lot of interesting info Knowledge of physics and uantum mechanics sure helps on some passages but overall this book is geared for common consumption 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 In Berlin Vielleicht 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 Worthwhile but a bit of a disappointment depending on what youe looking for Tells a comprehensive acc. 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 id of it We have created a monster The history of plutonium is as strange as the element itself When scientists We have created a monster The history of plutonium is as strange as the element itself When scientists looking for it they did so simply in the spirit of inuiry not certain whether there were still spots to fil. ,


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Ner f shells while the outer valence shell emains 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 easons 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
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made by 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 adioactive substance and the Plutonium Plutonium is long lived is a dangerous adioactive substance and be used to make fearsomely powerful boms Like everything connected with plutonium there are complications 98Complications abound in this brief not overly technical hi. 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 the steps that 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. Plutonium A History of the World's Most Dangerous ElementOunt of Plutonium s discovery and features a long and educational discourse into its atomic structure but doesn t devote the same care to most of and educational discourse into its atomic structure but doesn t devote the same care to most of post Manhattan Project history Also leaves some uestions strangely unanswered why is it so incredibly toxic How do the modern containment and disposal procedures ender it less of a threat Really not a bad book but compared to Richard Rhodes atomic bomb books and the various Oppenheimer biographies out there including Bernstein s own lacking in context and insight beyond the
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I e 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 Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 24: Return of the Black Soul rid ofMy 2009eviewI 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 esults from the filling of the in. 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 is good for almost nothing else Plutonium's nuclear potential put it at the heart of the World II arms ace the Russians found out about it through espionage the Germans through independent Daughter of Witches (Lyra, research and everybody wanted some Now nearly everyone has some the United States alone has abou.