Worlds Within Worlds: The Story of Nuclear Energy, Volumes 1-3


Read by Blane Aden McKoy

(4.7 stars; 21 reviews)

This is a short booklet on science fact commissioned by the U. S. Energy Research and Development Administration (Office of Public Affairs). It tells the story of the origins of nuclear physics in terms understandable to an audience with minimal technical background. What were the steps through history - the discoveries that built upon one another - from alchemy to chemistry, physics, astronomy, mathematics, and quantum mechanics, that led to our understanding and harnessing nuclear energy? Asimov was a great writer of both science fact and fiction who wrote or edited more than 500 books, published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification. (4 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Volume 1 Part 1 59:17 Read by Blane Aden McKoy
Volume 1 Part 2 29:20 Read by Blane Aden McKoy
Volume 2 Part 1 42:26 Read by Blane Aden McKoy
Volume 2 Part 2 39:34 Read by Blane Aden McKoy
Volume 3 Part 1 56:00 Read by Blane Aden McKoy
Volume 3 Part 2 30:07 Read by Blane Aden McKoy

Reviews

interesting stuff

(5 stars)

Very well written and well read history of the atom and the atomic age. It leaves you a little hungry for the more current research and knowledge.

very interesting

(3.5 stars)

an interesting and we'll written account of how nuclear understanding developed and it's consequences

An Educational Gem

(5 stars)

Asimov’s development of atomic structure is dense, but amazingly comprehendible. Excellent narration.

(5 stars)

Comprehensive summary of nuclear science in 20th century

it all worked for me ?

(5 stars)