IDEA Nuclear Science Information
Books on Nuclear Science:
Selected Reviews
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Amir Aczel, "Uranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry that Created the Nuclear Age," (Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2009) 256 pp.
and
James Mahaffey, "Atomic Awakening: A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power," (Pegasus, New York, 2009) 368 pp.
Reviewed by William J. Nuttall, Nature Vol. 462, p. 164 (2009).

Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, "American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer," (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2005) 721 pp.
Reviewed by John S. Rigden, Physics Today Vol. 58 No. 11, p. 51 (2005).*

Jeremy Bernstein "Oppenheimer: Portrait of an Enigma," (Ivan R. Dee, Chicago, 2004) 223 pp.
Reviewed by S. Weinberg, Physics Today Vol. 58 No. 1, p. 51 (2005).

T. C. Weekes "Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy," (IOP, Philadelphia, 2003) 221 pp.
Reviewed by M. Baring, Physics Today Vol. 57 No. 9, p. 63 (2004).*

S. Yoshida "Ultra-High Energy Particle Astrophysics," (Nova Science, Hauppauge, NY, 2003) 163 pp.
Reviewed by S. Westerhoff, Physics Today Vol. 57 No. 9, p. 62 (2004).*

G. Dissertori, I. Knowles and M. Schmelling "Quantum Chromodynamics: High Energy Experiments and Theory," (Oxford U. Press, New York, 2003) 538 pp.
Reviewed by B. Grinstein, Physics Today Vol. 57 No. 8, p. 57 (2004).*

K. Gottfried "Quantum Mechanics: Fundamentals," Paperbound (Oxford U. Press, New York, 2004) 620 pp.
Reviewed by W. Happer, Physics Today Vol. 57 No. 8, p. 55 (2004).*

G. Margaritondo "Elements of Synchrotron Light for Biology, Chemistry, and Medical Research," (Oxford U. Press, New York, 2002) 260 pp.
Reviewed by S. M. Gruner, Physics Today Vol. 57 No. 3, p. 83 (2004).*

T. Levenson "Einstein in Berlin," (Bantam Books, New York, 2003) 486 pp.
Reveiwed by R. Schulmann, Physics Today Vol. 57 No. 2, p. 65 (2004).*

J. Orloff, M. Utlaut and L. Swanson "High Resolution Focused Ion Beams: FIB and Its Applications," (Kluwer Academic/Plenum, New York, 2003) 303 pp.
Reveiwed by A. Wagner, Physics Today Vol. 57 No. 1, p. 54 (2004).*

P. F. Dahl "From Nuclear Transmutation to Nuclear Fission, 1932-1939," (IOP, Philadelphia, 2002) 304 pp.
Reveiwed by G. T. Emery, Physics Today Vol. 56 No. 8, p. 54 (2003).*

G. Herken "Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller," (Henry Holt, New York, 2002).
Reveiwed by S. Schweber, Physics Today Vol. 56 No. 5, p. 59 (2003).

F. Jerome "The Einstein File: J. Edgar Hoover's Secret War Against the World's Most Famous Scientist," (St Martin's Press, New York, 2002).
Reveiwed by R. H. March, Physics Today Vol. 55 No. 9, p. 60 (2002).

W. M. Stacey "Nuclear Reactor Physics," (Wiley, New York, 2001).
Reveiwed by N. Corngold, Physics Today Vol. 55 No. 5, p. 60 (2002).

M. Charlton and J. W. Humberston "Positron Physics," (Cambridge U. Press, New York, 2001).
Reveiwed by A. P. Mills Jr, Physics Today Vol. 55 No. 3, p. 66 (2002).

J. Als-Nielsen and Des McMorrow "Elements of Modern X-ray Physics," (Wiley, New York, 2001).
Reveiwed by I. Robinson, Physics Today Vol. 55 No. 3, p. 64 (2002).

J. Samuel Walker "Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century," (U. of California Press, Los angeles, 2000).
Reveiwed by J. A. Deye, Physics Today Vol. 55 No. 2, p. 54 (2002).

James E. Martin "Physics for Radiation Protection," (Wiley, New York, 2000).
Reveiwed by J. A. Deye, Physics Today Vol. 55 No. 2, p. 54 (2002).

 

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