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Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9780143116721
Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
Page Count: 354
Publication Date: 1/1/2011
Size: 8.49" l x 5.53" w x 0.85"
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The astonishing biography of a mineral that can sustain our world . . . or destroy it.

Uranium occurs naturally in the earth's crust - yet holds the power to end all life on the planet. This is its fundamental paradox, and its story is a fascinating window into the valor, greed, genius, and folly of humanity. A problem for miners in the Middle Ages, an inspiration to novelists and a boon to medicine, a devastat­ing weapon at the end of World War II, and eventually a polluter, killer, excuse for war with Iraq, potential deliverer of Armageddon and a possible last defense against global warming - Uranium is the riveting story of the most powerful element on earth, and one which will shape our future, for better or worse.

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