Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and by James Mahaffey

By James Mahaffey

The most up-to-date investigation from acclaimed nuclear engineer and writer James Mahaffey reveals forgotten nuclear endeavors all through heritage that have been occasionally hair-brained, usually dicy, and constantly fascinating.

Whether you're a scientist or a poet, pro-nuclear power or staunch opponent, conspiracy theorist or pragmatist, James Mahaffey's books have served to open up the realm of nuclear technological know-how like by no means sooner than. With transparent causes of a few of the main complicated medical endeavors in heritage, Mahaffey's new publication appears to be like again on the atom's wild, secretive previous after which towards its in all likelihood vibrant future.

Mahaffey finds misplaced reactors on faraway Pacific islands and timber that have been uncovered to energetic fission that modified gender or bloomed within the lifeless of iciness. He explains why we now have nuclear submarines yet no longer nuclear airplane and why chilly fusion does not exist. And who knew that radiation counting was a modern pattern? notwithstanding components of the nuclear heritage might sound like a fiction mash-up, the place cowboys one way or the other received a carry of a reactor, Mahaffey's brilliant prose holds the reader in thrall of the infectious strength of clinical interest and ingenuity which can at some point carry the major to fixing our power quandary or sending us to Mars.

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Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and Isotopic Murder: A Journey into the Wild World of Nuclear Science

The newest investigation from acclaimed nuclear engineer and writer James Mahaffey finds forgotten nuclear endeavors all through historical past that have been occasionally hair-brained, frequently dicy, and continuously attention-grabbing. even if you're a scientist or a poet, pro-nuclear power or staunch opponent, conspiracy theorist or pragmatist, James Mahaffey's books have served to open up the area of nuclear technology like by no means ahead of.

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