The First Nuclear Era The Life and Times of Nuclear Fixer by Alvin M. Weinberg

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Subjects:

  • Atomic & molecular physics,
  • Biography: general,
  • History of science,
  • Nuclear structure physics,
  • Weinberg, Alvin Martin,
  • Nuclear engineering,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • United States,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Scientists - General,
  • Nuclear physicists,
  • Historical - U.S.,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology,
  • Biography & Autobiography-Historical - U.S.,
  • 1915-,
  • Biography,
  • History,
  • Nuclear Physics

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8646089M
ISBN 101563963582
ISBN 109781563963582

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