Published June 1972
by Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd .
Written in English
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A book that strengthens my suspicions is “Dark Sun, by Richard Rhodes who wrote the master piece “The Making of the Atomic Bomb”. A book . Fission releases an enormous amount of energy relative to the material involved. When completely fissioned, 1 kg ( pounds) of uranium releases the energy equivalently produced by 17, tons, or 17 kilotons, of detonation of an atomic bomb releases enormous amounts of thermal energy, or heat, achieving temperatures of several million degrees in the exploding bomb itself. Bomb - the book has been my Favourite book ever after Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I love how there was the tragic story of english gliders who died in the mountains, how scientists gather up scientists around the country, and definitely the compete between 3 countries(not to forget the spies!) Cited by: 1. A good book describing not just the development of the fusion bomb, but also the Russian acquisition of knowledge for their own fission bomb. This book does have lots of detail on Russia's spies and espionage programme, and hence I didn't find it as readable as Richard Rhodes' other book on the A bomb, but it's still worth reading.