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Worlds Within Worlds: The Story of Nuclear Energy - Volume 2

Isaac Asimov

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ISAAC ASIMOV received his academic degrees from Columbia University and is Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is a prolific author who has written over 150 books in the past 20 years, including about 20 science fiction works, and books for children. His many excellent science books for the public cover subjects in mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, and biology, such as The Genetic Code, Inside the Atom, Building Blocks of the Universe, Understanding Physics, The New Intelligent Man’s Guide to Science, and As. . . Read More

Community Reviews

The subtitle of this book pretty much sums it up. This is the story of how we discovered radiation, electrons, protons, and finally neutrons. It tells the story of how the first nuclear reactor was built, and how that led to the nuclear bomb. It is a clear and concise book, written with a layman in

Çok beğendim, çok eğlendim.
Nükleer dünyanın keşfi ile ilgili merak ettiğim bir çok şeyin cevabını bu kitapta buldum. Adım adım nasıl deneylerden nasıl sonuçları çıkarıldığını ve bütün keşiflerin nasıl yapıldığını anlatıyor.
Bir süre sonra tekrar okumalıyım.

A LibreVox Audiobook. Narrated by BA McKoy.
An excellent high school or college primer on the atom and nuclear power. Easy to read (or in this case, listen) and comprehend. The book is recorded in 6 sections.

Though there are a very few points which have since been shown to be wrong, they are relative

Eye opening. I wish I’d read this book in high school.

Physics, especially Nuclear Science, has remained one of my favorite areas of interest, and this book has thrilled me a lot in that regard. Beautiful overviews of nuclear processes without any equations reminds me of Stephen Hawking’s A brief history of time, explaining quantum physics. Although the

An awesome read on the chemistry of the nuclear bomb, told through session after session of history starting from John Dalton with the measuring of atomic weights to none other than Rutherford with atomic fission of alpha particles (yes, I remembered this, I am proud).
Book was an audiobook too! :)

Me estoy dando cuenta de que el Buen Doctor arrancaba bien los libros de divulgación pero los termina un poco deprisa.