AUTHORKathren, Ronald L. / Gough, Jerry B. / Benefiel, Gary T., Eds.
TITLEThe Plutonium Story: The Journals of Glenn T. Seaborg, 1939-1946
PUBLISHERBattelle Press
CITYColumbus, OH

This book is a detailed chronological account of the discovery of plutonium and the actions taken to enhance its production to the levels necessary for the building of an atomic bomb during World War II. Entries written by Glenn T. Seaborg, Nobel Prize winning chemist, give an extremely detailed record, which gives keen insight into the operation of the Manhattan Project and the multitude of scientists who played crucial roles in its functions. The book includes extensive annotations and identifications contributed by the editors, and many pictures and diagrams. It is primarily intended for use by professional scientists due to the difficult nature of the contents.

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