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A Nuclear Engineer in the Twentieth Century Robert (Bob) Kupp

A Nuclear Engineer in the Twentieth Century

Robert (Bob) Kupp

Published September 19th 2005
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Kindle Edition
376 pages
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 About the Book 

How does a chemical engineer, discharged fromthe Navy, drafted into the Army and assigned tothe Medics, get on the Manhattan Atom BombProject and become a Nuclear Engineer in theTwentieth Century? With a great deal of luck anda little talent.InMoreHow does a chemical engineer, discharged fromthe Navy, drafted into the Army and assigned tothe Medics, get on the Manhattan Atom BombProject and become a Nuclear Engineer in theTwentieth Century? With a great deal of luck anda little talent.In addition to telling this story, the book is writtenfor a lay audience, but for someone havingtechnical and scientific interests, and wanting tobetter understand the development of nucleartechnology in the US. Radiation safety, powereconomics, risk/benefit analyses, and the societalissues of nuclear waste disposal, including suchpolitically non-touchable areas as -How manydollars to save a life? and relatedly - How safe issafe enough? - are all discussed.Mr. Kupps anecdotes of his youth, his home life,and his 30-year sailing history, all contribute tothe realism of the book and round out the story ofhis life to more than just a technical career.