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Author Silverstein, Ken.

Title The radioactive boy scout : the frightening true story of a whiz kid and his homemade nuclear reactor / Ken Silverstein.

Imprint New York : Villard Books, 2005, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  621.48 Silverstein    ---  Available
Edition Villard Books trade pbk. ed.
Description xvii, 209 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-209).
Contents Roots: the making of a teenage scientist -- From the radium craze to the soaring sixties: science conquers all -- Burning down the house: basement explosions and other early developments -- Radioactive education: Lessons from the Boy Scouts -- Stalking the periodic tables: elements, my dear Watson -- How nuclear enthusiasts planned to solve the energy crisis: a brief history of the breeder reactor -- From theory to practice: how the potting shed came to glow -- Busted: the collapse of David's radioactive exile.
Summary Presents the events resulting from a boy scout's creation of a nuclear reactor from information publicly available.
Study Program AR RL 10.1 11.0 PHS
Subject Hahn, David, 1976-
Boy Scouts of America.
Breeder reactors.
Gifted boys -- United States -- Biography.
Problem youth -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 0812966600 : $16.55

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