Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 May 2012

344 Pages | 7 b&w line drawings, 20 b&w halftones

9.5 x 6.6 inches

ISBN: 9780199692118

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The Neutron's Children

Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity

Sean Francois Johnston

  • First bottom-up historical account of the nuclear age from the stance of nuclear specialists.
  • Detailed comparative national study of the nuclear age, covering the Anglo-Saxon countries that collaborated on the Manhattan Project.
  • Contrasts the evolution of nuclear engineers in competition with nuclear scientists.
  • First account of nuclear education and its national differences.
  • First study of representations of nuclear engineers (rather than of their products or promises) in popular culture.

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