The Process of. How to Build an Atomic Bomb. With a few parts from a hardware store and some know-how, it is possible to build a weapon of mass destruction. The Making of the Atomic Bomb is a contemporary history book written by the American journalist and historian Richard Rhodes, first published by Simon. Nuclear bombs are weapons of mass destruction. They harness the forces that hold the nucleus of an atom together by using the energy released when the.
The U.S. developed two types of atomic bombs during the Second by splitting the nuclei of the fissile elements making up the bombs' core. A discovery by nuclear physicists in a laboratory in Berlin, Germany, in made the first atomic bomb possible, after Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner. It's one of the burning questions of the moment: how easy would it be for a that not just anyone could figure out how to make an atom bomb.
Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project: Making the Atomic Bomb. DOE/MA Revised. Washington, D.C.: Department of Energy, pp., with 38 pp. photo gallery ). The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes - Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history.