Présentation de l'éditeur
The story of US nuclear weapons often focuses on the physicists delving into new aspects of their science. But how much engineering effort and expense was spent on producing the isotopes, building the weapons and putting them on target. Nuclear medicine, the space program, the rapid development of jet aircraft, the human genome project are all progeny of the nuclear age. All had some relationship with the desire to produce and deliver nuclear weapons. Besides technical progress, the nuclear age also redefined the world socially and culturally. This engineering deserves more than a footnote in history. It deserves to be seen. Until you can go, get on the bus with me, I saved you a seat.