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The Resource The Prometheus bomb : the Manhattan Project and government in the dark, Neil J. Sullivan, (electronic book)

The Prometheus bomb : the Manhattan Project and government in the dark, Neil J. Sullivan, (electronic book)

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The Prometheus bomb : the Manhattan Project and government in the dark
Title
The Prometheus bomb
Title remainder
the Manhattan Project and government in the dark
Statement of responsibility
Neil J. Sullivan
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During World War II, the lives of millions of Americans lay precariously in the hands of a few brilliant scientists who raced to develop the first weapon of mass destruction. Elected officials gave the scientists free rein in the Manhattan Project without understanding the complexities and dangers involved in splitting the atom. The Manhattan Project was the first example of a new type of choice for congressmen, presidents, and other government officials: life and death on a national scale. From that moment, our government began fashioning public policy for issues of scientific development, discoveries, and inventions that could secure or threaten our existence and our future. But those same men and women had no training in such fields, did not understand the ramifications of the research, and relied on incomplete information to form potentially life-changing decisions. Through the story of the Manhattan Project, Neil J. Sullivan asks by what criteria the people in charge at the time made such critical decisions. He also ponders how similar judgments are reached today with similar incomprehension from those at the top as our society dives down the potential rabbit hole of bioengineering, nanotechnology, and scientific developments yet to come"--
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Provided by publisher
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1948-
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Sullivan, Neil J.
Dewey number
355.8/25119097309044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC773.3.U5
LC item number
S86 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atomic bomb
  • Atomic bomb
  • Science and state
  • United States
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Label
The Prometheus bomb : the Manhattan Project and government in the dark, Neil J. Sullivan, (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC4721312
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612348919
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic repsource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Prometheus bomb : the Manhattan Project and government in the dark, Neil J. Sullivan, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC4721312
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612348919
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic repsource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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