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Author Sheinkin, Steve.

Title Bomb [sound recording] : the race to build -- and steal -- the world's most dangerous weapon / Steve Sheinkin.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. New York : Listening Library/Random House, [2013]
℗2013
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Juvenile Audiobooks Nonfiction  J 355.825119 SHE    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Audiobooks Nonfiction  J 355.825119 SHE    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Juvenile Audiobooks Nonfiction  J 355.825119 SHE    AVAILABLE
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Description 6 sound discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Subtitle from cover.
Compact discs.
Duration: approximately 7:12.
Performer Read by Roy Samuelson.
Audience ages 9-14.
grades 3-6.
Summary A German chemist stumbled upon the ability to split a uranium atom by putting it next to radioactive materials in December of 1938. This discovery changed to world and sparked a mad dash to be the first country to build a bomb using the power created by the splitting uranium atoms. Those who were pursuing the bomb doggedly included prominent scientists, ruthless dictators, military commandos, and, of course, spies. In "Bomb", Steve Sheinkin presents information culled from hundreds of pages of declassified material from that area to give the reader greater insight into the bomb itself and those who were so determined to have it. He exposes the plotting, the lies, the risks, and the genius that it took to develop the atomic bomb and to establish the United States military dominance that came with it. Of course Sheinkin doesn't forget to explore all of the attempts to steal the bomb or the plans for its assembly by foreign governments. After all, the book's subtitle is "The race to build -- and steal--the world's most most dangerous weapon."
Contents Three-way race -- Chain reactions -- How to build an atomic bomb -- Final assembly.
Subject Atomic bomb -- History -- Juvenile literature -- Sound recordings.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Soviet Union -- Juvenile literature -- Sound recordings.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain -- Juvenile literature -- Sound recordings.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Norway -- Vemork -- Juvenile literature -- Sound recordings.
Operation Freshman, 1942 -- Juvenile literature -- Sound recordings.
Atomic bomb -- Germany -- History -- Juvenile literature -- Sound recordings.
Espionage -- History -- Juvenile literature -- Sound recordings.
Arms race -- History -- Juvenile literature -- Sound recordings.
Los Alamos (N.M.) -- History -- Juvenile literature -- Sound recordings.
Uranium -- Juvenile literature -- Sound recordings.
Nuclear fission -- Juvenile literature -- Sound recordings.
Manhattan Project (U.S.) -- Juvenile literature -- Sound recordings.
Atomic bomb -- Juvenile literature -- Sound recordings.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Juvenile literature -- Sound recordings.
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967 -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Children's audiobooks.
Added Author Samuelson, Roy.
Added Title Race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon
ISBN 9780804122184
0804122180
Music No. YA 2047 Random House/Listening Library
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