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

ISBN: 0521541174

ISBN13: 9780521541176

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

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This 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 of...

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