Jim Baggott - Atomic (The First War of Physics & The Atomic Bomb) (2nd Hand Paperback)
Spanning ten historic years, from the discovery of nuclear fission in 1939 to ‘Joe-1’, the first Soviet atomic bomb test in August 1949.
Atomic is the first fully realised popular account of the race between Nazi Germany, Britain, America and the Soviet Union to build atomic weapons.
Drawing on declassified material such as MI6's Farm Hall transcripts, coded Soviet messages cracked by American cryptographers in the Venona project, and interpretations by Russian scholars of documents from the Soviet archives, Atomic presents a brilliant new account of the race to build humankind's most destructive weapon.
Rich in personality, action, confrontation and deception, Jim Baggott’s book tells an epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding.
- Format : Standard, Very Thick 2nd Hand Paperback.
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - War & Civil War
- Published : 2009 (This Ed. 2015 - Icon Books)
- ISBN : 9781848319929
- SKU : B001317
- PPC : SP600gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'High drama . . . fascinating reading.' - BBC Focus Magazine.
'Grimly compelling. Thorough and accessible.' - Daily Telegraph.
'The best popular science book of the year to date by far.' - Popular Science.
James Edward Baggott is a British science writer living in Reading, Berkshire, England who writes about science, philosophy and science history. Baggott is the author of nine books, including Farewell to Reality: How Modern Physics Has Betrayed the Search for Scientific Truth.