Uranium Frenzy: Saga of the Nuclear West PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Raye Ringholz

Uranium Frenzy: Saga of the Nuclear West

Utah State University Press
Publication date: April 2003
ISBN: 9780874214734
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

Buy PDF

List price:
$16.95
Our price:
$13.99

You save: $2.96 (17%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
Now expanded to include the story of nuclear testing and its consequences, Uranium Frenzy has become the classic account of the uranium rush that gripped the Colorado Plateau region in the 1950s. Instigated by the U.S. government's need for uranium to fuel its growing atomic weapons program, stimulated by Charlie Steen's lucrative Mi Vida strike in 1952, manned by rookie prospectors from all walks of life, and driven to a fever pitch by penny stock promotions, the boom created a colorful era in the Four Corners region and Salt Lake City (where the stock frenzy was centered) but ultimately went bust. The thrill of those exciting times and the good fortune of some of the miners were countered by the darker aspects of uranium and its uses. Miners were not well informed regarding the dangers of radioactive decay products. Neither the government nor anyone else expended much effort educating them or protecting their health and safety. The effects of exposure to radiation in poorly ventilated mines appeared over time.
Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
Devices:
Uranium Frenzy PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
2688 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Raye Ringholz
Uranium Frenzy: Saga of the Nuclear West ePub download by Raye Ringholz
Uranium Frenzy
Raye Ringholz
Utah State University Press, January 2013
ISBN: 9780874214734
Format: ePub
List Price: $16.95 Our price: $13.99
On Belay: The Life of Legendary Mountaineer Paul Petzoldt ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Raye Ringholz
On Belay: The Life of Legendary Mountaineer Paul Petzoldt
Raye Ringholz
The Mountaineers Books, May 2000
ISBN: 9780898867251
Format: ePub
List Price: $18.95 Our price: $14.99