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              Trinity: The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History

              Trinity: The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History (Hardback)

              By Close, Frank

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              Klaus Fuchs knew more nuclear secrets in the last two years of the Second World War than anyone else in Britain. He was taken onto the Manhattan Project in the USA as a trusted physicist - and was the conduit by which knowledge of the highest classification passed to the Soviet U...nion. When Truman announced at the Potsdam Conference that the US possessed a nuclear bomb, Stalin already knew. This book, by an accomplished scientist as well as historian, is the first to explain the physics as well as the spying, and because Frank Close worked, like Fuchs, at the Harwell Laboratory, it contains much important new material.
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              ISBN 9780241309834
              Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Antimatter
               

              Antimatter (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Close, Frank

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              Frank Close explores the strange mirror world of antimatter, revealing that the reality is even more fascinating than the sci-fi stories suggest. Explaining the science behind one of physics' most extraordinary discoveries, he shows how, through understanding antimatter, we can s...hed light on some of the deepest mysteries of the universe.
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              ISBN 9780199578870
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2010
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Oxford Landmark Science
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              Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction
               

              Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Close, Frank

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              In this Very Short Introduction Frank Close describes the historical development of nuclear physics, our understanding of the nucleus, how nuclei form, and the applications of the field in medicine. Exploring key concepts, Frank Close shows how nuclear physics brings the physics ...of the stars to Earth.
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              ISBN 9780198718635
              Released NZ 6 Aug 2015
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              Antimatter

              Antimatter (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Close, Frank

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              Frank Close explores the strange mirror world of antimatter, revealing that reality is even more fascinating than the sci-fi stories suggest. Explaining the science behind one of physics' most extraordinary discoveries, he shows how, through understanding antimatter, we can shed ...light on some of the deepest mysteries of the universe.
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              ISBN 9780198831914
              Released NZ 8 Nov 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Oxford Landmark Science
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              Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

              Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Close, Frank

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              An introduction to the fundamental constituents of the universe. Beginning with a guide to what matter is made of and how it evolved, the author goes on to describe the techniques used to study it. He discusses quarks, electrons, and the neutrino, exotic matter, and antimatter. H...e also investigates the forces of nature, accelerators, and more.
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              ISBN 9780192804341
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2004
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              Eclipses: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

              Eclipses: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Hardback)

              By Close, Frank

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              100 questions about eclipses-each answered succinctly to create a comprehensive description of the wonder of this natural phenomena.

              ISBN 9780190902476
              Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
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              Too Hot to Handle: The Race for Cold Fusion
                

              Too Hot to Handle: The Race for Cold Fusion (Hardback)

              By Close, Frank

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              Frank Close, a leading physicist and talented popular science writer, reveals the true story of the cold fusion controversy--a story ignored until now in spite of the glare of publicity surrounding Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons. On March 23, 1989, these two Utah scientists ...held an astonishing press conference, maintaining that they had succeeded, working in secret, in harnessing atomic fusion. What was the basis for their claims to have achieved cold fusion in a test tube in a basement laboratory, while other scientists--using magnets as big as houses and temperatures hotter than those in the center of the sun--were failing to produce as much power as they were using? Why did Fleischmann and Pons proclaim their discovery at a news conference, when first announcements of scientific results are almost always made within the scientific community? Why did the full-blown media event inspired by their initial report cause governments to reorient their research programs in hopes of cornering the new technology ? And why did some scientists recklessly abandon their traditional painstaking methods in haste to be first to prove or discredit the experiment? Acquainted at first hand with investigations of cold fusion on two continents, Close is uniquely qualified to probe the motivations behind Fleischmann's and Pons's startling assertions and to explore the intellectual and political turmoil that surrounded the cold fusion debate. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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              ISBN 9780691635019
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2016
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Princeton Legacy Library
              Language (English)
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              The Infinity Puzzle: The personalities, politics, and extraordinary science behind the Higgs boson
                

              The Infinity Puzzle: The personalities, politics, and extraordinary science behind the Higgs boson (Paperback)

              By Close, Frank

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              Forty years ago, three physicists - Peter Higgs, Gerard 't Hooft, and James Bjorken - made the spectacular breakthroughs that led to the world's largest experiment, CERN's Large Hadron Collider. Against a backdrop of high politics and billion dollar budgets, this is the story of ...their work, the quest for the Higgs boson, and its eventual discovery.
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              ISBN 9780199673308
              Released NZ 9 Apr 2013
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Trinity: The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History
                

              Trinity: The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History (EPUB ebook)

              By Close, Frank

              'Everything about this story is astounding' Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times "Trinity" was the codename for the test explosion of the atomic bomb in New Mexico on 16 July 1945. Trinity is now also the extraordinary story of the bomb's metaphorical father, Rudolf Peierls; his intelle...ctual son, the atomic spy, Klaus Fuchs, and the ghosts of the security services in Britain, the USA and USSR.Against the background of pre-war Nazi Germany, the Second World War and the following Cold War, the book traces how Peierls brought Fuchs into his family and his laboratory, only to be betrayed. It describes in unprecedented detail how Fuchs became a spy, his motivations and the information he passed to his Soviet contacts, both in the UK and after he went with Peierls to join the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos in 1944. Frank Close is himself a distinguished nuclear physicist: uniquely, the book explains the science as well as the spying.Fuchs returned to Britain in August 1946 still undetected and became central to the UK's independent effort to develop nuclear weapons. Close describes the febrile atmosphere at Harwell, the nuclear physics laboratory near Oxford, where many of the key players were quartered, and the charged relationships which developed there. He uncovers fresh evidence about the role of the crucial VENONA signals decryptions, and shows how, despite mistakes made by both MI5 and the FBI, the net gradually closed around Fuchs, building an intolerable pressure which finally cracked him.The Soviet Union exploded its first nuclear device in August 1949, far earlier than the US or UK expected. In 1951, the US Congressional Committee on Atomic Espionage concluded, 'Fuchs alone has influenced the safety of more people and accomplished greater damage than any other spy not only in the history of the United States, but in the history of nations'. This book is the most comprehensive account yet published of these events, and of the tragic figure at their centre.
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              ISBN 9780241309896
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              Released NZ 1 Aug 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Too Hot to Handle: The Race for Cold Fusion
               

              Too Hot to Handle: The Race for Cold Fusion (PDF ebook – Course Book)

              By Close, Frank

              Frank Close, a leading physicist and talented popular science writer, reveals the true story of the cold fusion controversy--a story ignored until now in spite of the glare of publicity surrounding Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons. On March 23, 1989, these two Utah scientists ...held an astonishing press conference, maintaining that they had succeeded, working in secret, in harnessing atomic fusion. What was the basis for their claims to have achieved cold fusion in a test tube in a basement laboratory, while other scientists--using magnets as big as houses and temperatures hotter than those in the center of the sun--were failing to produce as much power as they were using? Why did Fleischmann and Pons proclaim their "discovery" at a news conference, when first announcements of scientific results are almost always made within the scientific community? Why did the full-blown media event inspired by their initial report cause governments to reorient their research programs in hopes of cornering the "new technology"? And why did some scientists recklessly abandon their traditional painstaking methods in haste to be first to prove or discredit the experiment? Acquainted at first hand with investigations of cold fusion on two continents, Close is uniquely qualified to probe the motivations behind Fleischmann's and Pons's startling assertions and to explore the intellectual and political turmoil that surrounded the cold fusion debate.Originally published in 1991.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in
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              ISBN 9781400861606
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              Language en
              Released NZ 14 Jul 2014
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Princeton Legacy Library
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