"Creating the New World: Atomic Age Stories and Images" is a first-hand narration of the extraordinary people, bizarre ideas, and novel social structure that characterized frontier life in the secret wartime science-city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where the atomic age was being hatched.
Author Theodore Rockwell also takes you through the post-war years, when young scientists and engineers fought to convert the operation from a classified Army ordnance project to a world-wide, commercial enterprise encompassing medicine, industry, electricity generation, and a whole new technology and politics that have transformed nearly every segment of our lives.
Get to know these young people as they work to change the world and in turn are changed by the awesome realities they have become familiar with and harnessed.
Theodore Rockwell, an acclaimed nuclear engineer, has spent nearly 60 years in nuclear technologies, and was Technical Director under Admiral Rickover, developing the nuclear Navy and the world’s first commercial atomic power station. He is a founding partner of the respected engineering firm, MPR Associates, and of Radiation, Science & Health, Inc., an international public interest organization dedicated to bringing radiation protection policy into line with the scientific data.
Length: 388 pages. Hardcover.