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    DescriptionUranium is a common element in the earth's crust and the only naturally occurring mineral with the power to end all life on the planet. After World War II, it reshaped the global order--whoever could master uranium could master the world. Marie Curie gave us hope that uranium would be a miracle panacea, but the Manhattan Project gave us reason to believe that civilization would end with apocalypse. Slave labor camps in Africa and Eastern Europe were built around mine shafts, and America would knowingly send more than 600 uranium miners to their graves in the name of national security. Fortunes have been made from this yellow dirt; massive energy grids have been run from it. Fear of it panicked the American people into supporting a questionable war with Iraq, and its specter threatens to create another conflict in Iran. Now, some are hoping it can help avoid a global warming catastrophe. In "Uranium," Tom Zoellner takes readers around the globe in this intriguing look at the mineral that can sustain life or destroy it.

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    War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Zoellner, Narrator Patrick Lawlor
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400140329
    ISBN 10: 1400140323

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T General Subject: 710
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    BIC subject category V2: WNR
    BISAC V2.8: SCI048000
    B&T Approval Code: A80070000
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    BISAC V2.8: TEC028000
    BIC subject category V2: THK
    BISAC V2.8: SCI013030, SCI058000, HIS027030
    DC22: 546.431
    B&T Approval Code: A92622800
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 553.4932
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56840
    DC22: 546/.431
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QD181.U7 Z64 2009C
    Thema V1.0: JWMN, PDX, WNR, PDZ, PNK, PNRL, THK, PNV
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    20 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Tom Zoellner is the author of several nonfiction books, including "The Heartless Stone" and "Uranium," winner of the 2011 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. He is also coauthor of the "New York Times" bestseller "An Ordinary Man." An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, Patrick Lawlor is also an accomplished stage actor.
    Review quote
    ""[Listeners] will be engaged by this story of the most powerful source of energy the earth can yield."" ---Library Journal