by Roseanne Montillo, Atomic Women Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Atomic Women books, Bomb meets Code Girls in this nonfiction narrative about the little-known female scientists who were critical to the invention of the atomic bomb during World War II. They were leaning over the edge of the unknown and afraid of what they would discover there: Meet the World War II female scientists who worked in the secret sites of the Manhattan Project. Recruited not only from labs and universities from across the United States but also from countries abroad, these scientists helped in -- and often initiated -- the development of the atomic bomb, taking starring roles in the Manhattan Project. In fact, their involvement was critical to its success, though many of them were not fully aware of the consequences. The atomic women include: Lise Meitner and Irène Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie), who led the groundwork for the Manhattan Project from Europe; Elizabeth Rona, the foremost expert in plutonium, who gave rise to the "Fat Man" and "Little Boy," the bombs dropped over Japan; Leona Woods, Elizabeth Graves, and Joan Hinton, who were inspired by European scientific ideals but carved their own paths. This book explores not just the critical steps toward the creation of a successful nuclear bomb, but also the moral implications of such an invention.
by Denise Kiernan, The Girls Of Atomic City Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Girls Of Atomic City books, Looks at the contributions of the thousands of women who worked at a secret uranium-enriching facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee during World War II.
by Bruce W. Hevly, The Atomic West Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Atomic West books, The Manhattan Project�the World War II race to produce an atomic bomb�transformed the entire country in myriad ways, but it did not affect each region equally. Acting on an enduring perception of the American West as an �empty� place, the U.S. government located a disproportionate number of nuclear facilities�particularly the ones most likely to spread pollution�in western states. The Manhattan Project manufactured plutonium at Hanford, Washington; designed and assembled bombs at Los Alamos, New Mexico; and detonated the world�s first atomic bomb at Alamagordo, New Mexico, on June 16, 1945. In the years that followed the war, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission selected additional western sites for its work. Many westerners initially welcomed the atom. Like federal officials, they, too, regarded their region as �empty,� or underdeveloped. Facilities to make, test, and base atomic weapons, sites to store nuclear waste, and even nuclear power plants were regarded as assets. By the 1960s and 1970s, however, regional attitudes began to change. At a variety of locales, ranging from Eskimo Alaska to Mormon Utah, westerners devoted themselves to resisting the atom and its effects on their environments and communities. Just as the atomic age had dawned in the American West, so its artificial sun began to set there. The Atomic West brings together contributions from several disciplines to explore the impact on the West of the development of atomic power from wartime secrecy and initial postwar enthusiasm to public doubts and protest in the 1970s and 1980s. An impressive example of the benefits of interdisciplinary studies on complex topics, The Atomic West advances our understanding of both regional history and the history of science, and does so with human communities as a significant focal point. The book will be of special interest to students and experts on the American West, environmental history, and the history of science and technology.
by Natalie Angier, Woman Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Woman books, National Book Award Finalist: This look at the science of the female body is “a tour de force . . . wonderful, entertaining and informative” (TheNew York Times Book Review). From a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who covers science for the New York Times, Woman is an essential guide to everything from organs to orgasms and hormones to hysterectomies. With her characteristic clarity and insight, Natalie Angier cuts through still-prevalent myths and misinformation surrounding the female body, the most enigmatic of evolutionary masterpieces. In addition to earning a nomination for the National Book Award, Woman was named one of the best books of the year by NPR, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and People, among others. “One knows early on one is reading a classic—a text so necessary and abundant and true that all efforts of its kind, for decades before and after it, will be measured by it.” —Los Angeles Times “Ultimately, this grand tour of the female body provides a new vision of the role of women in the history of our species.” —The Washington Post
by Shirley Streshinsky, An Atomic Love Story Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download An Atomic Love Story books, A gripping narrative of the love and betrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer, told through the lives of three unique women. Set against a dramatic backdrop of war, spies, and nuclear bombs, An Atomic Love Story unveils a vivid new view of a tumultuous era and one of its most important figures. In the early decades of the 20th century, three highly ambitious women found their way to the West Coast, where each was destined to collide with the young Oppenheimer, the enigmatic physicist whose work in creating the atomic bomb would forever impact modern history. His first and most intense love was for Jean Tatlock, though he married the tempestuous Kitty Harrison—both were members of the Communist Party—and was rumored to have had a scandalous affair with the brilliant Ruth Sherman Tolman, ten years his senior and the wife of another celebrated physicist. Although each were connected through their relationship to Oppenheimer, their experiences reflect important changes in the lives of American women in the 20th century: the conflict between career and marriage; the need for a woman to define herself independently; experimentation with sexuality; and the growth of career opportunities. Beautifully written and superbly researched through a rich collection of firsthand accounts, this intimate portrait shares the tragedies, betrayals, and romances of an alluring man and three bold women, revealing how they pushed to the very forefront of social and cultural changes in a fascinating, volatile era.
by Ruth Hege Howes, Their Day In The Sun Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Their Day In The Sun books, The public perception of the making of the atomic bomb is an image of the dramatic efforts of a few brilliant male scientists.
by John O'Loughlin, A Truthful Approach To Knowledge Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Truthful Approach To Knowledge books, A TRUTHFUL APPROACH TO KNOWLEDGE is not only volume two of John O'Loughlin's 'Collected Essays' but is effectively the reverse of the first volume, 'A Knowledgeable Approach to Truth', insofar as it's less hampered or besotted by physical knowledge and more open to truth as a kind of metaphysical knowledge which, dependent upon certain feelings, is distinct from knowledge per se, being more purely of the mind. It is still, of course, a volume of essays and therefore short of the sort of metaphysical perfection or purism that only comes with aphorisms. But, even so, it signifies an advance on its precursor and should be read with a view to keeping higher possibilities, including the author's aphoristic writings, in mind, since it intimates of them in no uncertain terms!