Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World (Paperback)

Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World By Tom Zoellner Cover Image

Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World (Paperback)

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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.
Tom Zoellner has worked as a contributing editor for Men’s Health magazine and as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. His book The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds and Desire will be published in the summer of 2006.
Product Details ISBN: 9780143116721
ISBN-10: 014311672X
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2010
Pages: 368
Language: English
"CRAZY, FASCINATING"
- JOHN STEWART