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Uranium Wars

The Scientific Rivalry That Created the Nuclear Age

Uranium Wars( )
Author: Aczel, Amir D.
Series title:MacSci Ser.
ISBN:978-0-230-61374-4
Publication Date:Sep 2009
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $49.95
Book Description:

The author ofFermat's Last Theorem tackles the cause of thelast century's most destructive event - the discovery of nuclear power. Aczel presents the fascinating story of the rival scientists who uncovereduranium's potential andreveals the ongoing tale ofan element thatis never far from today's headlines.

Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Science / Earth Sciences / Mineralogy
History / Military / World War Ii
History / Military / Nuclear Warfare
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.281 x 23.876 x 2.311 cm
Book Weight:0.43 Kilograms
Author Biography
Aczel, Amir D. (Author)
Amir D. Aczel was born in Haifa, Israel on November 6, 1950. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate in decision sciences from the business school at the University of Oregon. He taught at several universities during his lifetime including the University of Alaska and Bentley College.

His first book, Complete Business Statistics, was published in 1989 and went through eight editions. His other books include How to Beat the I.R.S. at Its Own Game: Strategies to Avoid - and Fight - an Audit; Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem; The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity; The Riddle of the Compass: The Invention That Changed the World; Entanglement: The Greatest Mystery in Physics; and Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers. He died from cancer on November 26, 2015 at the age of 65.

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