Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Plutonium: A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element by Jeremy Bernstein

In Plutonium, physicist and author Jeremy Bernstein reminds the reader on several occasions that "when you sup with the devil, better bring a long spoon." The devil in question is the element plutonium. Bernstein guides the reader through the chemistry, physics, and personalities associated with the discovery and manufacturing of plutonium. An accessible, must-read for anyone interested in science and the Cold War.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: QD181.P9 B47 2009
3rd Floor Science & Technology Library
Review submitted by: Doug Dechow, Coordinator of Reference & Instruction Services, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended

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