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Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and by James Mahaffey

By James Mahaffey

The most up-to-date investigation from acclaimed nuclear engineer and writer James Mahaffey finds forgotten nuclear endeavors all through historical past that have been occasionally hair-brained, frequently dicy, and consistently fascinating.

Whether you're a scientist or a poet, pro-nuclear power or staunch opponent, conspiracy theorist or pragmatist, James Mahaffey's books have served to open up the realm of nuclear technology like by no means ahead of. With transparent motives of a few of the main advanced clinical endeavors in heritage, Mahaffey's new publication seems to be again on the atom's wild, secretive previous after which towards its in all likelihood shiny future.

Mahaffey reveals misplaced reactors on remote Pacific islands and timber that have been uncovered to lively fission that modified gender or bloomed within the useless of wintry weather. He explains why we've nuclear submarines yet no longer nuclear plane and why chilly fusion does not exist. And who knew that radiation counting was a modern development? notwithstanding components of the nuclear heritage may appear like a fiction mash-up, the place cowboys in some way obtained a carry of a reactor, Mahaffey's shiny prose holds the reader in thrall of the infectious strength of clinical interest and ingenuity that can sooner or later carry the foremost to fixing our strength challenge or sending us to Mars.

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