Uranium war energy and the rock that shaped the world tom zoellner on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the astonishing biography of a mineral that can sustain our world or destroy it uranium occurs naturally in the earths crust yet holds the power to end all life on the planet this is its fundamental paradox. I just listened to uranium war energy and the rock that shaped the world by tom zoellner maybe you know its radioactive and maybe you also know the timeframe it went from being an unknown nuisance rock to something that would change the world forever. Uranium war energy and the rock that shaped the world by tom zoellner i recently have had a bit of down time in the transition to my new career having finished my phd and waiting to begin my new job at oak ridge national laboratory in october so while perusing the library this weekend zoellners popular history of uranium caught my professional interest. With uranium war energy and the rock that shaped the world the journalist tom zoellner sets out to rectify that lack of familiarity part history and part travel narrative the book . The fascinating story of the most powerful source of energy the earth can yield uranium is a common element in the earths 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
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