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The age of radiance : the epic rise and dramatic fall of the Atomic Era /

"A riveting narrative of the Atomic Age--from x-rays and Marie Curie to the Nevada Test Site and the 2011 meltdown in Japan--written by the prizewinning and bestselling author of Rocket Men. Radiation is a complex and paradoxical concept: staggering amounts of energy flow from seemingly inert... Full description

Main Author: Nelson, Craig, 1955-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York, NY : Scribner, 2014
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Contents: The old world.Radiation : what's in it for me? ;The astonished owner of a new and mysterious power ;Rome : November 10, 1938 ;The mysteries of Budapest --The new world.The birth of radiance ;The secret of all secrets ;The first cry of a newborn world ;My God, what have we done? --World's end.How do you keep a cold war cold? ;A totally different scheme, and it will change the course of history ;The origins of modern swimwear ;The delicate balance of terror --Power and cataclysm.Too cheap to meter ;There fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp ;Hitting a bullet with a bullet ;On the shores of Fortunate Island ;Under the thrall of a two-faced god.
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