AUTHORLibby, L. M.
TITLEThe Uranium People
PUBLISHERCrane Russak and Company
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1979
ISBNn/a


This book presents the story of the early researchers of atomic energy, as told by the youngest and only female member of their group. Leona Woods Marshall Libby, who helped build the first nuclear reactor, recounts her experiences as part of the uranium project. She writes about the physicists, chemists, engineers, metallurgists, and doctors involved, and explains the work of Fermi, Szilard, and others in establishing the first chain reaction. She also describes many scientists’ approaches to the problems of physics and chemistry. The book follows the project in the United States, and the people who worked on it around the globe.



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