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A very well written book and a definite read for any history buff.
Gold and diamonds are the ones most of us think of having the greatest value, and to be sure their possession commands wealth tied to a "perceived" value.
I do however recommend this book to folks interested in developing a general background on a very specific topic.
really truly was about the element and its history of use and disuse. Got a little bored at the end.Published 25 days ago by cinderbean
Very informative and well researched. I did not realize that Uranium was so widely sought after and so widely available.Published 26 days 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 2 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 3 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 8 months ago by Eric Brotha
Fascinating read on the global politics and economy of uranium. Very well written with good research and Zoellner takes a subject which one would expect to be limited and makes it... Read morePublished 8 months ago by kb6cla
If you are interested in the atomic age this is a must read. Many things about the politics and properties of uranium that you probably never thought happened.Published 9 months ago by Rod Petree
The book was written without the pretense of technical expertise. The author looks that Uranium as a component in history, a shaper of history. Read morePublished 11 months ago by navynuc