The Curve of Binding Energy: A Journey into the Awesome and Alarming World of Theodore B. Taylor

McPhee, John

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0374133735 New York, 1976. Warmly inscribed by McPhee on front free endpaper. Included is an additional manuscript letter from McPhee enclosed describing Ted Taylor's relationship with Princeton. A near fine copy in a near fine jacket. Bookseller Inventory #

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Theodore Taylor was one of the most brilliant engineers of the nuclear age, but in his later years he became concerned with the possibility of an individual being able to construct a weapon of mass destruction on their own. McPhee tours American nuclear institutions with Taylor and shows us how close we are to terrorist attacks employing homemade nuclear weaponry.

Review: A book holding, with pretty good authority, that tens of thousands of people know enough about the bomb and are close enough to what they don't know to produce a bomb at home . . . The report's art at its difficult best."--Alvin Beam, "The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer "
"Though dwellers in the nuclear age should ponder this book, as much for its intellectual excitement as for its warning."--Edmund Fuller, " The Wall Street Journal "

A book holding, with pretty good authority, that tens of thousands of people know enough about the bomb and are close enough to what they don't know to produce a bomb at home . . . The report's art at its difficult best. "Alvin Beam, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer"

Though dwellers in the nuclear age should ponder this book, as much for its intellectual excitement as for its warning. "Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal""

"A book holding, with pretty good authority, that tens of thousands of people know enough about the bomb and are close enough to what they don't know to produce a bomb at home . . . The report's art at its difficult best." --Alvin Beam, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer

"Though dwellers in the nuclear age should ponder this book, as much for its intellectual excitement as for its warning." --Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal



-A book holding, with pretty good authority, that tens of thousands of people know enough about the bomb and are close enough to what they don't know to produce a bomb at home . . . The report's art at its difficult best.- --Alvin Beam, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer

-Though dwellers in the nuclear age should ponder this book, as much for its intellectual excitement as for its warning.- --Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal

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Title: The Curve of Binding Energy: A Journey into ...
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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