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Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World

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  • Posted July 31, 2009

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    Reads like a gripping novel

    This is a great story about a very special rock, uranium, which was formed by petrified foliage millions of years ago, and continues to breed a deadly form of energy. Tom Zoellner's factual book reads like a gripping novel. He breathes vigorous life into a saga that could have been a dry political and geological tale. His beautifully crafted story puts uranium into its complex context as a key protagonist on the world stage. Zoellner's reporting ranges from the Congo to Nazi Germany to the war in Iran, with vivid information at every turn. getAbstract found this meticulously researched book exceptionally interesting, and recommends it to anyone interested in discovering how society entered the atomic age and how it is muddling through.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    Fascinating read about a scary rock.

    Awesome book. Informative without being boring. Basically a history of the world's most explosive rock!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2009

    A lot of Interesting Information About the Worldwide Uranium Mining Industry, and about Uranium from Middle Ages to Present

    I found this book very interesting. It is the first nonfiction mining book that I have read, and the first book on uranium that I have read. What was most surprising was the author's mentionings of the Soviet era East German mining in Schlema, Germany regarding St. Joachimsthal, Radium Palace Hotel (that once offered radium drinking water to humans, and also according to the author still offers radium baths for humans!), and the nearby Wismut mines (according to the author closed in 1990)--one gets the feel of the seriously creepy Soviet oppression in East Germany and some sort of creepy eugenics movement through radium baths, etc. as the author states the area reminds him of the horror film "The Shining."

    I found this book ranged from 3-star to 5-star depending on the areas mentioned. I felt that not everything about uranium was fully covered, and the only photo in the book is on the cover. However, he did mention many of the scientists involved in the uranium age, the hazards to miners, uranium ore, as well as the geopolitical structure and economics, and the get-rich-quick uranium schemes. This was a worthwhile book to read, and perhaps in the future, a follow-up book will uncover even more about the uranium mining age.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2010

    Not Recommended

    This book was horrific. I bought this book expecting to get interesting and pure scientific facts,instead i have a book with a misleading cover that tells a story. Very disapointed.

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  • Posted March 25, 2010

    Tom Does it again, This book is absolutely fascinating.

    This is another amazing book by Tom Zoellner,

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