Though dwellers in the nuclear age should ponder this book, as much for its intellectual excitement as for its warning. (Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal)
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Although old this book is still relevant. If you are at all interested in a high level layman's explanation of unclassified workings of nuclear ordinance then this is for you. Read morePublished 3 months ago by l0ft
This book on the danger of some nut builiding and setting off a suitcase nuclear bomb was written several decades ago. It is repetitive, unclear and boring, It goes nowhere. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Anilao diver
This one of the scariest books I have read in a long time. The author paints a picture that is so real that I hope that there are many missing details to the story to make it his... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Haakon Weise
Every John McPhee book is required reading for the inquisitive mind.Published 8 months ago by Jesse
I came across this book, almost by accident; having a technical interest in nuclear fission.
Initially uncertain, i just downloded a free sample . Read more
The author has assembled some very interesting history and insights into the way that America's nuclear material stockpiles (both for bombs and for power generation) is handled,... Read morePublished 12 months ago by P. Schmidt
Excellent, if frightening book. One wonders how much MUF is out there, and who has access to it. The explanation of binding energy is also fascinating.Published 15 months ago by JESSE L GATES
John McPhee, the ultimate teacher of non-fiction writing, is also the ultimate purveyor of the genre. He can explain anything in crystal clear poetic language. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Frances Brent
This unconventional book is stuffed with facts that raise the consciousness about the nuclear fuel cycle and its relationship to more sinister uses of these materials. Read morePublished 18 months ago by John McCowan