Uranium occurs naturally in the Earth's crust, yet it holds the power to end all life on the planet. This is its fundamental paradox and its story, told here, is a fascinating window into the valour, greed, genius and folly of humanity.
A problem for miners in the Middle Ages, an inspiration to novelists, a boon to medicine, a devastating weapon at the end of WWII, a polluter, an excuse for war with Iraq and a possible last defense against global warming, Uranium is the most powerful element on earth and one which will shape the future, for better or worse.
About the Author
Tom Zoellner is an American journalist and author. He is most well known for books on Gabrielle Giffords, Paul Rusesabagina, and the uranium industry in Arizona. During a twelve-year career in newspapers, he worked as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Arizona Republic, and The Salt Lake Tribune and won numerous awards for his investigative stories.
|Scalding Fruit||p. 1|
|The Bargain||p. 43|
|Two Rushes||p. 130|
|The Rainbow Serpent||p. 180|
|Notes on Sources||p. 312|
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For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 6th May 2010
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 14.0 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 21.5