AUTHORFox, Karen
TITLEThe Chain Reaction: Pioneers of Nuclear Science
PUBLISHERFranklin Watts
CITYNew York, NY

A part of the Lives in Science series, this book gives a brief overview of some of the men and women behind the development of atomic energy. Marie Curie, Ernest Rutherford, Enrico Fermi, Ernest Lawrence, Robert Oppenheimer, Maria Goeppert-Meyer, and Andrei Sakharov are featured in Fox’s biographic sketches. The language here is basic and the story condensed, while Fox’s facts are somewhat loose (she states that the Enola Gay was a B-52, rather than a B-29). This text is appropriate for juveniles who want to learn about the development of nuclear physics in the 20th century.

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