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How to Build a Nuclear Bomb: And Other Weapons of Mass Destruction (Nation Books)
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However I certainly learnt much from it. If you are looking for a good book to state the current world situation this book will do the trick in a quite readable form.
Building an A-bomb requires a bunch of money, specialized scientists, technicians, uranium, a uranium enrichment facility, and a big, big room to assemble the thing. Can you build one from spare parts? Maybe. But A-bombs aren't like bikinis - you can't mix and match the precision parts. What about buying an A-bomb on the black market? Okay. But remember, most countries can't afford nuclear programs. Neither can individuals.
Chemical weapons are a little bit cheaper than A-bombs. However, you still need a specialized chemists, a production facility, and a stockpile of exotic chemicals. And even if you do concoct a little poison gas, it's a tricky business deploying the stuff without killing yourself in the process. The problem is that when gas is released into the air, it typically goes where it goes - not where you want it to go. Anybody who has ever sat around a campfire knows that. Wherever you're sitting, that's where the smoke goes,right? And if that smoke is poison gas, Hasta la vista baby!
Biological weapons are probably the cheapest of the three. But, again, you 'll need specialized equipment and a suitable laboratory. Additionally, you have to know something about microbiology. Yikes! Then you have to decide what germ you want to weaponize and who'll sell it to you. Plague? Ebola? Anthrax? Smallpox? They're all horrific killers, but they're hard to acquire.Read more ›
Anyway, Mr. Kim demanded that I purchase the rest of these books so no one else can buy them and be copy cats trying to steal his design. I tried explaining that the publisher could just print more books but he said doing so would be an act of war against his country and he'd bomb all of the book publishers in the world so no one could print any more of them. He also demanded that I purchase the rest of the Uranium Ore from Amazon so he can start building his next science fair project but I don't think he realizes he's already spent his country's entire postage budget for 2016 and I sure am not going to be the one to tell him! I told him he should've got Amazon Prime so he could get the free 2-day shipping but he didn't listen.
Anyway, Mr. Kim also wishes to thank the author for writing this book and helping North Korea become the most powerful country in the galaxy. When he was born in that little cabin at the base of a magical North Korean mountain, just like his grandpa, he knew this day would come.
Well, I must be getting back to hand selecting each grain of rice for proper size and color for his dinner tonight.Read more ›
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I would imagine that even searching for this book, despite the fact that it doesn't tell you how to make one, would be some serious trigger for the NSA to have the FBI pay you a... Read morePublished on September 8, 2013 by biglove
I didn't really like the class that I associate with this book. I only skimmed it enough to complete the reading journal that I needed for the book. So it served its purpose.Published on January 6, 2013 by Synaptic Gap
GIVE THIS TO YOUR KIDS, IT IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK, THEY WILL LIKE ITPublished on May 30, 2010 by M REGALADO
Only a twisted prankster or a deluded madperson would publish a book on how to build a nuclear weapon. Read morePublished on July 22, 2006 by Dr. Lee D. Carlson