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Atomic women : the untold stories of the scientists who helped create the nuclear bomb / Roseanne Montillo.

Montillo, Roseanne, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District. (Show)

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Summary:

"They were leaning over the edge of the unknown and afraid of what they would discover there: Meet the World War II female scientists who worked in the secret sites of the Manhattan Project. Recruited not only from labs and universities from across the United States but also from countries abroad, these scientists helped in -- and often initiated -- the development of the atomic bomb, taking starring roles in the Manhattan Project. In fact, their involvement was critical to its success, though many of them were not fully aware of the consequences. The atomic women include: Lise Meitner and Iraene Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie), who led the groundwork for the Manhattan Project from Europe; Elizabeth Rona, the foremost expert in plutonium, who gave rise to the "Fat Man" and "Little Boy," the bombs dropped over Japan;Leona Woods, Elizabeth Graves, and Joan Hinton, who were inspired by European scientific ideals but carved their own paths."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library YA 355.825119 MON 2020 (Text) 33892100688663 Young Adult Non-Fiction Book None 01/05/2021 Available -
Gilliam County Library YA 355.825 MONT (Text) 37823000183758 New New/High Demand Branch_Only_3months 03/01/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316489591
  • ISBN: 031648959X
  • Physical Description: 266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A European beginning -- All that glitters -- A shy and quiet girl -- A life in learning -- Power couple -- In exile -- A secret project -- Bomb making in America -- Of a kind -- The general and the atheist -- American life -- Recruiting -- Leona -- Coworkers -- The reactor -- Diz -- The professor and the apprentice -- Chicago pile 1 -- The Los Alamos visit -- Coming to America -- Trinity -- The end and the beginning.
Summary, etc.:
"They were leaning over the edge of the unknown and afraid of what they would discover there: Meet the World War II female scientists who worked in the secret sites of the Manhattan Project. Recruited not only from labs and universities from across the United States but also from countries abroad, these scientists helped in -- and often initiated -- the development of the atomic bomb, taking starring roles in the Manhattan Project. In fact, their involvement was critical to its success, though many of them were not fully aware of the consequences. The atomic women include: Lise Meitner and Iraene Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie), who led the groundwork for the Manhattan Project from Europe; Elizabeth Rona, the foremost expert in plutonium, who gave rise to the "Fat Man" and "Little Boy," the bombs dropped over Japan;Leona Woods, Elizabeth Graves, and Joan Hinton, who were inspired by European scientific ideals but carved their own paths." -- from the publisher.
Subject: Women physicists > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Nuclear engineers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Nuclear physics > Research > United States > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Nuclear weapons > United States > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Women physicists > Biography.
Nuclear engineers > Biography.
Nuclear physics > Researchy > History > 20th century.
Nuclear weapons > History > 20th century.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women.
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century.
Genre: Young adult literature.
Biographies.
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