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Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM By Robert Jungk James Cleugh

An account of the remarkable scientists who discovered that nuclear fission was possible and then became concerned about its implications Index Translated by James Cleugh.
  • Title: Brighter than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists
  • Author: Robert Jungk James Cleugh
  • ISBN: 9780156141505
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback


Nadine Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
The thing I remember most about this book was the sense of Greek tragedy unfolding, as the Americans raced to finish the bomb, fearful that the Nazis would get there first. Meanwhile the scientists who were working for the Nazis dragged their feet as much as they could. As a reader you can see both sides but they could not see each other, and there is no hope that the ending will be different than what you know; you continue reading but with a strong sense of fatalism, more than any book I read [...]
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Chris S Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
Utterly terrifying.'If the radiance of a thousand sunswere to burst into the sky,that would be like the splendour of the Mighty One -''I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds'- Bhagavad Gita(uttered by Robert Oppenheimer, creator of the atomic bomb, upon seeing the first ever nuclear mushroom cloud)
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Shweta Ramdas Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
How accountable are scientists to be for the future consequences of their inventions? Should they remain within their domains of technical expertise, or should they step out to participate in political decisions? This is the primary question that "Brighter than a Thousand Suns" deals with. It is more an account of the minds behind the invention of the atomic bomb and less about the actual science. It is also about the many accidents of fate that brought about the development of the bomb. These c [...]
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Shiven Shiven Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
One of the best books which i read recently. This not only gives a vivid description of the events that actually changed the world scenario and got us into an arms race but also describes the science events in a story telling fashion which makes episodes like electron discovery as a heart warming event to even the layman. The story line is absolutely mind boggling and portrayal of the human side of some of the world famous scientists was a discovery in itself. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and s [...]
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Aakif Ahmad Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
This is an amazing book. Told in narrative, story-like form, the author recreates the story of how scientific research evolved from one driven by love of knowledge and cross-border collaboration to one that became mired in politics and personal glory. He tells this story within the context of the preeminent scientific pursuit of the late 19th/early 20th century: the discovery of nuclear fission and the construction of the atomic bomb. The characters are so many of the names we know: Ernest Ruthe [...]
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Jim Razinha Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
One of the New Scientist Top 25 Most Influential Popular Science Books (all of which I plan to read eventually), and mentioned in a recent read by Martin Gardner.Fascinating. Part history, part biography, part political commentary, part social commentary, and part melodrama ("But Teller was not made to march with the rank and file.") unkind to Oppenheimer, but then the times and history were unkind unkindness that unfortunately passed to his children, or at least his daughter.Jungk seemed at tim [...]
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Glglgl Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
Robert Jungk beleuchtet in seinem Buch die Entwicklung der ersten Kernwaffen und dabei die Rolle der Wissenschaftler in den westlichen Ländern, besonders der USA, sowie die Verhältnisse in Nazideutschland. Der Untertitel des Buches lautet "das Schicksal der Atomforscher", doch glücklicherweise reduziert der Autor die Verstrickungen der Beteiligten nicht aufs Schicksalhafte, noch nimmt er allzu einfache Schuldzuweisungen vor. Das Buch zielt nicht auf die Klärung der moralische Frage, sondern [...]
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Paul Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
In trying to struggle through reading Quantum, I recalled reading this book a fair amount of years ago. (It was much more readable than Quantum.) The story of the discovery of the theories of physics which lay behind the technology of the atomic bomb, the story of reducing the theory to the terrifying reality of the atomic bomb, and the insight to its terrible power, all left an impression on me.Admiration for the brilliance of those who discovered the theory, wonder at the technology combined w [...]
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Dr. M Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
The author wanted to write a novel based on the development of the first atomic bomb. In the course of his research he realized that "facts were stranger than fiction" and decided to write facts instead of fiction. The book is an exciting experience on the beautiful years in Gottingen University where important original mathematical derivations were done on the coffee table in the cafeteria by great minds who discussed in the "rarefied atmosphere at the limits of human understanding". You will s [...]
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Trevor Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
Though much of this information has undoubtedly been retread and updated many times over since this book was written more than 50 years ago, I imagine that the vast majority of it is still relevant and accurate. Moreover, the (former) timeliness of its subject matter, written in the middle of the great nuclear arms race, lends an immediacy to the writing that still resonates today. It certainly boosted by a significant degree my understanding of the scientific and political environment leading u [...]
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Leah G Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
The history of the scientists who built the atomic bomb. Lots of personal, close up stories of the Manhattan Project and its people. Pretty good and accurate and detailed especially considering how close to the time it was written, before stuff got declassified, so it was hard to cover all aspects of the story- yet he had the advantage of things still being relatively current and fresh and all the people still being aroundjust be aware of the pros and cons when reading it. Good read though, for [...]
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Maggie Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
I really enjoyed this book. It's beautifully written and reads like a novel. The book was published in 1956 so it has an urgency to it that most books on atomic history today lack. The drawback is that I feel it is overly hard on Oppenheimer. It boiled him down too much, and I feel misrepresents his relationships with Teller and Chevalier. It is interesting to read how people felt about him at the time though!
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Oakhands Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
This is truly an excellent book. One of the few I'd classify as must read, especially to anyone considering a life in the sciences. An account of the time, with source material from the who 's who of modern physics, uncluttered by anachronistic interperation. It might be interesting to get a footnoted updated version if it existed.
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Andreea Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
I never had any interest in science and I usually associated the names of the scientists with formulas. After I read this book I discovered that names like Curie, Einstein, Oppenheimer or Bohr are more than a mass of letters, they conceal feelings, memories, sacrifices.
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Mandeep Singh Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
A wonderful read. The book was researched and written at the time most the scientists who contributed to the Manhattan Project were still alive. The account of the events that led up to it is very personal and engaging.
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Manuel Domínguez Álvarez Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
Todo un clásico de obligada lectura para los amantes de la historia que vivieron los físicos que intervinieron directa o indirectamente en el desarrollo de la guerra atómica.
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Jenny Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
I read this in high school before I could really appreciate the bomb race and horizon of technology. or non-fiction.It's really tremendous.
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Karl Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
Great personality based look at the Manhattan Project, focusing particularly on the leadership of the Los Alamos site. Good stuff.
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MM Callahan Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
Everything you ever wanted to know about the atom bomb, Manhattan Project and super nuclear science stuff!
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Henri Aug 08, 2020 - 22:52 PM
Well written story - relevant today when 70 years have gone by:thebulletin/multimedia/beg
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