Secret Islands, Forgotten N -rays, and Isotopic Murder--a Journey Into the Wild World of Nuclear ScienceBook - 2017 | First Pegasus books edition.
With enthusiasm and witty intelligence, Mahaffey unearths lost reactors on far-flung islands and finds trees that were exposed to active fission--which then changed gender or bloomed in the dead of winter. He explains why we have nuclear submarines but not nuclear aircraft and why cold fusion does not--and cannot--exist. And who knew that radiation-counting was once a fashionable trend? Though parts of our nuclear history might seem like fiction--such as when cowboys got their hands on a reactor--Mahaffey's vivid prose holds the reader in thrall of the infectious energy of scientific curiosity and ingenuity that may hold the key to solving our energy crisis--or even send us to Mars. -- from dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
Edition: First Pegasus books edition.
Branch Call Number: 333.7924 MAHAFFE
Characteristics: xxxiii, 363 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm