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A Short Course on Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

by Asis Kumar Chaudhuri Institute of Physics Publishing (October 03, 2014)

This text introduces the subject of relativistic high-energy heavy-ion collisions and in particular, the subject of the quark?gluon plasma (QGP). Starting with a conceptual basis for QGP formation in heavy-ion...


The Philosopher's Stone: Alchemy and the Secret Research for Exotic Matter

by Joseph P. Farrell Feral House (April 01, 2009)

The alchemical roots of unusual scientific discoveries made by the American and Nazi space programs.


Radioactivity

by Donald R Wiles Presses Internationales Polytechnique (March 30, 2011)

Following a description of the structure of the atomic nucleus, the author describes the several kinds of nuclear instability and their consequences: alpha, beta and gamma emission. He then outlines the actions...


Nuclear Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security

by Frank R. Spellman & Melissa L. Stoudt Government Institutes (January 16, 2011)

In Nuclear Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, authors Frank R. Spellman and Melissa L. Stoudt present all the information needed for nuclear infrastructure employers and employees to handle security...


The Infancy of Atomic Physics: Hercules in His Cradle

by Alex Keller Dover Publications (September 11, 2013)

This compelling history portrays the human faces and lives behind the beginnings of atomic science, from experiments in the 1880s to the era just after the First World War.


Applied Reactor Physics Second edition

by Alain Hébert Presses Internationales Polytechnique (June 30, 2016)

A characteristic of this book is to emphasize the algorithmic nature of numerical solution techniques used in reactor physics. Many numerical solution approaches described in the book are accompanied by Matlab...


Genius in the Shadows

by William Lanouette & Bela Silard Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

Well-known names such as Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Edward Teller are usually those that surround the creation of the atom bomb. One name that is rarely mentioned is Leo Szilard,...


End Times

by Bryan Walsh & Corey Carthew Hachette Books (August 27, 2019)

Newsweek and Bloomberg popular science and investigative journalist Bryan Walsh explores the history of extinction and offers a cutting-edge examination of existential risk, the dangerous mistakes we have yet...


Fallout

by Peter Watson PublicAffairs (September 17, 2018)

The justification for the atomic bomb was simple: it would defeat Hitler and end the Second World War faster, saving lives. The reality was different.

Fallout dismantles the conventional story of why the atom...


Chernobyl

by Serhii Plokhy Basic Books (May 14, 2018)

A Chernobyl survivor and award-winning historian "mercilessly chronicles the absurdities of the Soviet system" in this "vividly empathetic" account of the worst nuclear accident in history (The Wall Street Journal...


Quantum Mechanics

by Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman Basic Books (February 24, 2014)

First he taught you classical mechanics. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics....


Atomic Adventures

by James Mahaffey Pegasus Books (June 06, 2017)

Whether you are a scientist or a poet, pro-nuclear energy or staunch opponent, conspiracy theorist or pragmatist, James Mahaffey's books have served to open up the world of nuclear science like never before....


Midnight in Chernobyl

by Adam Higginbotham & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (February 12, 2019)

One of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2019!

A New York Times Best Book of the Year

A Time Best Book of the Year

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Winner...


The Boy Who Played with Fusion

by Tom Clynes & P. J. Ochlan Blackstone Publishing (June 09, 2015)

This is the story of how an American teenager became the youngest person ever to build a working nuclear fusion reactor.

By the age of nine, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At eleven,...


Atomic Adventures

by James Mahaffey & Keith Sellon-Wright Blackstone Publishing (June 06, 2017)

Whether you are a scientist or a poet, pro-nuclear energy or staunch opponent, conspiracy theorist or pragmatist, James Mahaffey's books have served to open up the world of nuclear science like never before....


Atomic Accidents

by James Mahaffey & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (February 15, 2014)

A gripping narrativeof nuclear mishaps and meltdowns around the globe, all of which have proven pivotalto the advancement of nuclear science

From the moment radiation was discovered in the latenineteenth century,...


Fallout

by Peter Watson & Peter Ganim PublicAffairs (September 18, 2018)

The justification for the atomic bomb was simple: it would defeat Hitler and end the Second World War faster, saving lives. The reality was different.

Fallout dismantles the conventional story of why the atom...


Atom Land

by Jon Butterworth The Experiment (March 20, 2018)

Journey into an unseen world—and to the frontiers of human knowledge

Welcome to Atom Land, a subatomic realm governed by the laws of particle physics. Here, electromagnetism is a highway system; the strong...


Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator

by Gregory B. Jaczko Simon & Schuster (January 15, 2019)

A shocking exposé from the most powerful insider in nuclear regulation about how the nuclear energy industry endangers our lives?and why Congress does nothing to stop it.

Gregory Jaczko had never heard of the...


Midnight in Chernobyl

by Adam Higginbotham Simon & Schuster (February 12, 2019)

A New York Times Best Book of the Year

A Time Best Book of the Year

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Winner

One of NPR’s Best Books of 2019

Journalist...


Volatile State

by David Oualaalou Indiana University Press (January 22, 2018)

In an age of nuclear experimentation, military conflicts, and ISIS, the Middle East is unstable, and the Iranian nuclear deal is shrouded in controversy and mistrust. How will this agreement impact US relations...


Let There Be Light!: Nuclear Energy: A Christian Case

by Robert S. Dutch & Kenneth Stewart Wipf and Stock (June 16, 2017)

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work on a nuclear power plant? Robert Dutch worked in the UK's nuclear industry for many years as a scientist and then as a tutor at a nuclear training center. He also...


Devastating Nuclear Accidents throughout History: Causes and Results - Science Book for Kids 9-12 | Children's Science & Nature Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

Historical facts will give you either joy or sadness. In this case, you will experience deep sadness as you go over some of the Devastating Nuclear Accidents throughout History. You will be reading about what...


The Twins

by Sheldon Cohen eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

Adolph Hitler has assumed power in Germany. A brilliant theoretical and experimental physicist has clandestinely discovered the secret of nuclear energy and the nuclear bomb. No other physicist has come close...


Key Nuclear Reaction Experiments: Discoveries and Consequences

by Hans Paetz gen. Schieck Institute of Physics Publishing (October 01, 2015)

In this book the author charts the developments in nuclear physics since its inception around a century ago over by reviewing the key experiments that helped drive and shape our understanding of the field. It...


Nuclear Power

by David Elliott IOP Concise Physics (May 02, 2017)

This book looks at the early history of nuclear power, at what happened next, and at its longer-term prospects. The main question is: can nuclear power overcome the problems that have emerged? It was once touted...


The Chernobyl Disaster

by 50 minutes 50Minutes.com (January 30, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Chernobyl disaster in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Chernobyl disaster....


Uranium Wars

by Amir D. Aczel St. Martin's Press (August 31, 2009)

Called "one of our best science popularizers" by Publishers Weekly, Amir Aczel now tackles the cause of one of last century's most destructive events -- the scientific discovery of nuclear power. Drawing on...


The Pope of Physics

by Gino Segre & Bettina Hoerlin Henry Holt and Co. (October 17, 2016)

Enrico Fermi is unquestionably among the greats of the world's physicists, the most famous Italian scientist since Galileo. Called the Pope by his peers, he was regarded as infallible in his instincts and research....