A Nuclear Engineer in the Twentieth Century
Trafford Publishing, 2005 - 372 sider
How does a chemical engineer, discharged from the Navy, drafted into the Army and assigned to the Medics, get on the Manhattan Atom Bomb Project and become a Nuclear Engineer in the Twentieth Century? With a great deal of luck and a little talent.
In addition to telling this story, the book is written for a lay audience, but for someone having technical and scientific interests, and wanting to better understand the development of nuclear technology in the US. Radiation safety, power economics, risk/benefit analyses, and the societal issues of nuclear waste disposal, including such politically non-touchable areas as -"How many dollars to save a life?" and relatedly - "How safe is safe enough?" - are all discussed.
Mr. Kupp's anecdotes of his youth, his home life, and his 30-year sailing history, all contribute to the realism of the book and round out the story of his life to more than just a technical career.
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Book I MY YOUTH YEARS 1923 1941
Book II MILITARY HISTORY 1942 1946
Book III PROFESSIONAL CAREER YEARS 1947 2003
Book IV HOME and SOCIAL LIFE 1946 2005
Book V Sailing History 1962 1993