Nuclear Weapons: What You Need to Know by Jeremy BernsteinNuclear Weapons: What You Need to Know by Jeremy Bernstein

Nuclear Weapons: What You Need to Know

byJeremy Bernstein

Paperback | February 8, 2010

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Nuclear Weapons is a history of nuclear weapons. From their initial theoretical development at the start of the twentieth century to the recent tests in North Korea, the author seeks to, at each point in the narrative, describe the basic science of nuclear weaponry. At the same time, he offers accounts and anecdotes of the personalities involved, many of whom he has known firsthand. Dr. Bernstein writes in response to what he sees as a widespread misunderstanding throughout the media of the basic workings and potential impact of nuclear weaponry.
Title:Nuclear Weapons: What You Need to KnowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:February 8, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521126371

ISBN - 13:9780521126373


Table of Contents

1. The nucleus; 2. Neutrons; 3. Fissions; 4. Chain reactions; 5. MAUD; 6. Eka-Osmium; 7. Serber's primer; 8. The 'gadget'; 9. Smoky and the need to know; 10. Fusion; 11. Spies; 12. Proliferation.

Editorial Reviews

"Jeremy Bernstein's Nuclear Weapons: What You Need to Know delivers as advertised, arming the reader with sufficent historical and technical background to engage contemporary journalism on nuclear weapons or to begin more in-depth study of the histories of science, the Cold War, and related topics." -Edward H. Jeter, World History Bulletin