Uranium: War, Energy, And The Rock That Shaped The World

February 23, 2010|
Uranium: War, Energy, And The Rock That Shaped The World by Tom Zoellner
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The astonishing biography of a mineral that can sustain our world- or destroy it

Uranium occurs naturally in the earth's crust-yet holds the power to end all life on the planet. This is its fundamental paradox, and its story is a fascinating window into the valor, greed, genius, and folly of humanity. A problem for miners in the Middle Ages, an inspiration to novelists and a boon to medicine, a devastat­ing weapon at the end of World War II, and eventually a polluter, killer, excuse for war with Iraq, potential deliverer of Armageddon and a possible last defense against global warming-Uranium is the riveting story of the most powerful element on earth, and one which will shape our future, for better or worse.
Title:Uranium: War, Energy, And The Rock That Shaped The World
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:368 pages, 8.44 X 5.48 X 0.77 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 8.44 X 5.48 X 0.77 in
Published:February 23, 2010
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143116721

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