Historical Encyclopedia of Atomic Energy


From the Manhattan Project to Chernobyl, in war and in peace, this is the only encyclopedia to cover the many aspects of atomic energy in the 20th century. More than 450 alphabetically organized entries trace the history of atomic energy from the discovery of the explosive potential of the atom to the development of atomic energy as a force for war and for peace and the issues raised by its use. The encyclopedia has been designed and written to meet the information needs of high school students and the general public. Entries include scientific processes, terms and concepts, nuclear accidents, atomic testing, protest movements, treaties and national and international organizations, nuclear programs and facilities in many countries and biographical profiles of scientists and government leaders responsible for the development and decisions regarding atomic energy. The encyclopedia provides the most current information available on these topics. Each entry concludes with a suggested reading. The work includes a timeline of important events in the global development of atomic energy, more than 30 photos, and a selected general bibliography.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000


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