Atomic adventures : secret islands, forgotten n -rays, and isotopic murder--a journey into the wild world of nuclear science
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New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
ISBN
1681774216, 9781681774213
Status
Oak Lawn Public Library - Stacks
333.7924 MAHAFFEY
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Published
New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
xxxiii, 363 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
1681774216, 9781681774213

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-345) and an index.
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With enthusiasm and witty intelligence, Mahaffey unearths lost reactors on far-flung islands and finds trees that were exposed to active fission--which then changed gender or bloomed in the dead of winter. He explains why we have nuclear submarines but not nuclear aircraft and why cold fusion does not--and cannot--exist. And who knew that radiation-counting was once a fashionable trend? Though parts of our nuclear history might seem like fiction--such as when cowboys got their hands on a reactor--Mahaffey's vivid prose holds the reader in thrall of the infectious energy of scientific curiousity and ingenuity that may hold the key to solving our energy crisis--or even send us to Mars. --,from dust jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mahaffey, J. A. (2017). Atomic adventures: secret islands, forgotten n -rays, and isotopic murder--a journey into the wild world of nuclear science (First Pegasus books edition.). Pegasus Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mahaffey, James A.. 2017. Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N -rays, and Isotopic Murder--a Journey Into the Wild World of Nuclear Science. Pegasus Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mahaffey, James A.. Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N -rays, and Isotopic Murder--a Journey Into the Wild World of Nuclear Science Pegasus Books, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mahaffey, James A.. Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N -rays, and Isotopic Murder--a Journey Into the Wild World of Nuclear Science First Pegasus books edition., Pegasus Books, 2017.

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