The Curve of Binding Energy - John McPhee

The Curve of Binding Energy

By John McPhee

  • Release Date: 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Military History
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 12 Ratings)


Theodore Taylor was one of the most brilliant engineers of the nuclear age, but in his later years he became concerned with the possibility of an individual being able to construct a weapon of mass destruction on their own. McPhee tours American nuclear institutions with Taylor and shows us how close we are to terrorist attacks employing homemade nuclear weaponry.


  • Easy -- but excellent -- read

    By 747whaledriver
    I was stunned to read this and have sent over a dozen copies to Congressmen with copies of clipping that I made over four years time from newspapers. Eerily, this book might be a damning forecast of nuclear terrorism in the United States and Russia.
  • The Curve of Binding Energy

    By Dougle96
    Even for a novice curious about the topic of nuclear energy (or maybe especially for a novice) this book presents material in moderately easy and interesting approaches. A good read to establishing a fundamental knowledge base for further explorations.