Genius in the Shadows
A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the BombeBook - 2013
Well-known names such as Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Edward Teller are usually those that surround the creation of the atom bomb. One name that is rarely mentioned is Leo Szilard, known in scientific circles as "father of the atom bomb." The man who first developed the idea of harnessing energy from nuclear chain reactions, he is curiously buried with barely a trace in the history of this well-known and controversial topic. Born in Hungary and educated in Berlin, he escaped Hitler's Germany in 1933 and that first year developed his concept of nucle.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2013
Branch Call Number: 530.092 La
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1127 pages)