Baker & Taylor Discusses the scientific discovery of the properties of atoms, uranium, radium, and atomic fission, and how political and military leaders used this knowledge to create an atom bomb.
Rosen Pub Group The atom bomb is the father of weapons of mass destruction. Discoveries concerning the enormous amount of energy that could be harnessed from the atom opened up a world of possibility. World War II forced the U.S. to follow one of those possibilities to its violent conclusion, ending WWII but ushering in the age of WMDs. This thought-provoking book will help students look at current world situations in a more historical context.