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Here the development of nuclear weapons is viewed from the perspective of the scientist. From the discovery of fission to the Manhattan Project, to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the arms race and early steps toward arms control, this book provides a context for developments in the period 1939-1963.
Lawrence Badash traces the course of this tumultuous and apocalyptic period with scientific clarity and sympathetic understanding.
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Lawrence Badash is Professor of History of Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and head of its program in History of Science.Review:
"[Badash's] admirable book . . . is authoritative (good bibliography), and yet it is good reading."
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Book Description Prometheus Books, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110391038745
Book Description Prometheus Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0391038745 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1063416
Book Description Prometheus Books, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0391038745