AUTHORClark, Ronald W.
TITLEThe Birth of the Bomb: The Untold Story of Britain's Part in the Weapon that Changed the World
PUBLISHERPhoenix House
CITYLondon, England
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This book discusses the British contributions to the making of the first atomic bombs, focusing on the research done between 1938 and 1941. Work by scientists in other countries is also mentioned, but most of the book describes the Military Applications of Uranium Detonation (MAUD) Committee and its theoretical research. The final chapters discuss the American activities, with the Manhattan Project building the first bombs. Scientists whose work is specifically discussed include Otto Frisch, James Chadwick, Rudolf Peierls, Ernest Rutherford, and George Thomson, who contributed the preface.

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