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Manhattan Project

The Story of the Century

Authors: Reed, Bruce

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  • Is the only popular-level treatment of the Manhattan Project by a recognized expert on the topic 
  • Covers all aspects of the project from the underlying science to the effects of atomic bombs 
  • Includes a wealth of photos and details on leading personalities and significant research sites 
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Though thousands of articles and books have been published on various aspects of the Manhattan Project, this book is the first comprehensive single-volume history prepared by a specialist for curious readers without a scientific background. 

This project, the United States Army’s program to develop and deploy atomic weapons in World War II, was a pivotal event in human history. The author presents a wide-ranging survey that not only tells the story of how the project was organized and carried out, but also introduces the leading personalities involved and features simplified but accurate descriptions of the underlying science and the engineering challenges. The technical points are illustrated by reader-friendly graphics.  . 

 

About the authors

Bruce Cameron Reed is the Charles A. Dana professor of Physics at Alma College (Michigan), emeritus. He has published four textbooks and over 50 journal papers and semi-popular articles on the Manhattan Project; two of the texts are with Springer. In 2009 he was selected as Fellow of the American Physical Society in recognition of his contributions to promoting understanding of the history and physics of the Project.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-45734-1
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Hardcover $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-45733-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Manhattan Project
Book Subtitle
The Story of the Century
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45734-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45734-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-45733-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 553
Number of Illustrations
127 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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