One World or None: A Report to the Public on the Full Meaning of the Atomic Bomb

One World or None: A Report to the Public on the Full Meaning of the Atomic Bomb

by Dexter Masters
     
 

ISBN-10: 1595582274

ISBN-13: 9781595582270

Pub. Date: 09/01/2007

Publisher: New Press, The

In 1946, just months after atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the scientists who had developed nuclear technology came together to express their concerns and thoughts about the nuclear age they had unleashed. In a small, urgent book of essays, legends including Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein, and Robert Oppenheimer try to help readers understand the

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In 1946, just months after atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the scientists who had developed nuclear technology came together to express their concerns and thoughts about the nuclear age they had unleashed. In a small, urgent book of essays, legends including Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein, and Robert Oppenheimer try to help readers understand the magnitude of their scientific breakthrough, fret openly about the implications for world policy, and caution, in the words of Nobel Prize–winning chemist Harold C. Urey, that “There Is No Defense.”

The original edition of One World or None sold 100,000 copies and was a New York Times bestseller. Today, with the nuclear issue front and center once more, the book is as timely as ever.

Contributors:

  • H.H. Arnold
  • Niels Bohr
  • Arthur H. Compton
  • E.U. Condon
  • Albert Einstein
  • The Federation of American (Atomic) Scientists
  • Irving Langmuir
  • Walter Lippmann
  • Philip Morrison
  • J.R. Oppenheimer
  • Richard Rhodes
  • Louis N. Ridenour
  • Frederick Seitz and Hans Bethe
  • Harlow Shapley
  • Leo Szilard
  • Harold Urey
  • Eugene P. Wigner
  • Gale Young

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595582270
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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