Atomic Adventures

Atomic Adventures

Secret Islands, Forgotten N-rays, and Isotopic Murder--a Journey Into the Wild World of Nuclear Science

Book - 2017 | First Pegasus Books edition June 2017.
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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 curiosity and ingenuity that may hold the key to solving our energy crisis--or even send us to Mars. --
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
Edition: First Pegasus Books edition June 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781681774213
Branch Call Number: 333.7924 MAHAF
Characteristics: xxxiii, 363 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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Apr 01, 2019

Not as good as his “Atomic Accidents” but still a worthwhile read for the technical and historical details.

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