The Resource Uranium

Uranium

Label
Uranium
Title
Uranium
Statement of responsibility
Tom Zoellner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The fascinating story of the most powerful source of energy the earth can yieldUranium is a common element in the earth's crust and the only naturally occurring mineral with the power to end all life on the planet. After World War II, it reshaped the global order-whoever could master uranium could master the world. Marie Curie gave us hope that uranium would be a miracle panacea, but the Manhattan Project gave us reason to believe that civilization would end with apocalypse. Slave labor camps in Africa and Eastern Europe were built around mine shafts and America would knowingly send more than six hundred uranium miners to their graves in the name of national security. Fortunes have been made from this yellow dirt; massive energy grids have been run from it. Fear of it panicked the American people into supporting a questionable war with Iraq and its specter threatens to create another conflict in Iran. Now, some are hoping it can help avoid a global warming catastrophe. In Uranium, Tom Zoellner takes readers around the globe in this intriguing look at the mineral that can sustain life or destroy it
Summary
A history of the powerful mineral element explores its role as a virtually limitless energy source, its controversial applications as a healing tool and weapon, and the ways in which its reputation has been used to promote war agendas in the Middle East
Storyline
Writing style
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303095
Cataloging source
DLC
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Zoellner, Tom
Dewey number
546.431
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Science
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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war, energy, and the rock that shaped the world
Label
Uranium
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e2f824f7-84b9-444a-8eb5-7d8b1c5078d7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101024522
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Uranium
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e2f824f7-84b9-444a-8eb5-7d8b1c5078d7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101024522
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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