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A very well written book and a definite read for any history buff.
Tom Zoellner creates a wonderful tome explaining how the discovery, scientific understanding, mining, and development of uranium influenced recent history.
This is a very powerful work, one that presents the facts and some fascinating stories of almost mythical proportions.
My only complaint is that the author does not adequately address that uranium is a finite resource and has a depletion curve. See http://www.roperld.com/science/uranium.htm . Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
really truly was about the element and its history of use and disuse. Got a little bored at the end.Published 3 months ago by cinderbean
Very informative and well researched. I did not realize that Uranium was so widely sought after and so widely available.Published 3 months ago by Dorothy Rhodes
uranium has two isotopes at 238 common and 235 rare much of the discussion of this book has to do with the 235 isotope it is used to make nuclear weapons. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert Sellers
Read the book 2 times, too informative and beefy but lacks pictures and tells historic tails for people indulged in the process
The writer stood away from the scene as an... Read more
Generally well researched from a scientific aspect (a couple of cases where nuclear science understanding is lacking), but the hisorical and social aspects of the uranium industry... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ross
Tom Zoellner has provided an amazing history into the identification and development of this unique element. This is a fascinating story.Published 11 months ago by Eric Brotha