One world or none
A timely reissue of a 1946 "New York Times" bestseller, in which the world's leading nuclear scientists (including five Nobel laureates) warn of the dangers of a nuclear world.
In 1946, just months after atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the scientists who had developed nuclear technology came together to express their concerns and thoughts about the nuclear age they had unleashed. In a small, urgent book of essays, legends including Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein, and Robert Oppenheimer try to help readers understand the magnitude of their scientific breakthrough, fret openly about the implications for world policy, and caution, in the words of Nobel Prize-winning chemist Harold C. Urey, that "There is No Defense."
The original edition of "One World or None" sold 100,000 copies and was a "New York Times" bestseller. Today, with the nuclear issue front and center once more, the book is as timely as ever.
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One World or None: A Report to the Public on the Full Meaning of the Atomic BombUser Review - Book Verdict
With the two Japanese A-bombs fresh on the public's mind, this book sold more than 100,000 copies in 1946. J.R. Oppenheimer, Albert Einstein, and 12 other scientists who developed nuclear technology offer their thoughts and concerns for the freshly dawned nuclear age. Many of these concerns, no doubt, still are on people's minds.
Review: One World or None: A Report to the Public on the Full Meaning of the Atomic BombUser Review - Hywel Owen - Goodreads
Written only a few short months after the first atomic bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima, this is a set of linked essays by prominent individuals connected with the Manhattan Project, including ... Read full review
By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the ...
Paul S. Boyer
No preview available - 1985