AUTHORWeinberg, Alvin M.
TITLEThe First Nuclear Era: The Life and Times of a Technological Fixer
PUBLISHERAmerican Institute of Physics
CITYNew York, NY

This autobiography by scientist Alvin Weinberg provides a technical and social view of one of the preeminent physicists involved with the development of nuclear reactors. Weinberg was a member of the team that created the first nuclear chain reaction and was director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He addresses the scientific aspect of nuclear reactor development, the administrative side of nuclear laboratories and nuclear energy development, the loss of public confidence in nuclear power, and possible future uses for nuclear energy, providing a well-rounded view of the purpose and consequences of the field he pioneered. A section of black and white plates is included in the book.

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