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ISBN: 0521541174

ISBN13: 9780521541176

Critical Assembly : A Technical History of Los Alamos During the Oppenheimer Years, 1943-1945

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This 1993 volume is a lucid and accurate history of the technical research that led to the first atomic bombs. The authors explore how the 'critical assembly' of scientists, engineers and military personnel at Los Alamos, responding to wartime deadlines, collaborated to create a new approach to large-scale research. The book opens with an introduction laying out major themes. After a synopsis of the prehistory of the bomb project, from the discovery...

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