Archive for August 2009

New book roundup

August 26, 2009

Unfortunately I have had to be away for a long time because real life intervened. I will be posting occassionally now and will resume regular posting in a short while. For now, some interesting newly published and upcoming books:

1.Scientists in Conflict: Hans Bethe, Edward Teller, and the Shaping of United States Nuclear Weapons Policy, 1945-1972- Jacqueline M.Bird

2. The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy- David Hoffman (Doubleday, September 2009)

3. Atomic Awakening: A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power- James Mahaffey (June, 2009)

The last one which I am reading currently looks especially interesting. Another good discussion of nuclear power and its future is in “Physics for Future Presidents”