AUTHORSeaborg, Glenn T. / Seaborg, Eric
TITLEAdventures in the Atomic Age: From Watts to Washington
PUBLISHERFarrar, Straus and Giroux
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED2001
ISBN0-374-29991-9


This autobiography of Professor Glenn Seaborg, who discovered plutonium and developed methods for producing it for nuclear weapons, is a collaborative effort with his son, Eric, a writer, who completed the work after his father's death. As a member and chairman of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), Seaborg worked to control nuclear weapons and promote peaceful uses of atomic energy. He served in this capacity in the administrations of Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. Seaborg recounts his pioneering work on plutonium and other transuranium elements in a personal, understandable style. He also provides interesting descriptions of his interactions with presidents from Truman to Clinton on nuclear issues.


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