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The World Set Free - Audio Book

The World Set Free - Audio Book
  • #: 167922
  • Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: 2010-05-01
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • 1.0
  • Size: 59.60 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: NAY MIN THU
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2 or later
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Description

The World Set Free is a novel published in 1914 by H. G. Wells. The book is considered a prophetical novel foretelling the advent of nuclear weapons.

A constant theme in Wells’s work, such as his 1901 nonfiction book Anticipations, was the role of energy and technological advance as a determinant of human progress.

In this book, Wells describes nuclear warfare and begins the descriptions of a possible future.

He named uranium, "Carolinum" and talked about a chain reaction that would leave radiation behind so that nothing would survive afterwards, even if they did escape from the weapon itself.

Dr. Szilard, the man who came up with the idea of splitting the atom with a nuetron, did so after reading, "The World Set Free". NO KIDDING!

Wells lays the idea right out in front of the world's face!

It then goes on to describe future events that have occured, though in different times, and some which have yet to occur.

He spoke of Carolinum (uranium), the atomic theory and its increadible source of power. He spoke of robotics and computers replacing people in the work place.

Yes, this is where it all started!

The World set Free is truly staggering in its scope, scale, and vision of the future. It is interesting to note how much Wells got correct about the future.

The fact that this book was written before World War I indicates his genius at seeing what might be possible and how this might come about.

The novel opens: “The history of mankind is the history of the attainment of external power. Man is the tool-using, fire-making animal.”

Scientists of the day were well aware that the slow natural radioactive decay of elements like radium continues for thousands of years, and that while the rate of energy release is negligible, the total amount released is huge. Wells used this as the basis for his story.

It is indeed one of H. G. Wells’ enduring classics.

This audio book application contains audio files for all chapters in one download, so you can listen to the book on the go without the need for an internet connection. Hence the application size is a little big, and you may need to download it over WiFi connection or through iTunes on your PC or Mac.

Audio Book Features ==>

Pause/resume function

Track progress slider

Volume slider

Easy navigation

Audio continues to play when your device is locked.

Offline viewing and listening without internet connection

If you like this audio book, please check out other great audio books at www.awaudiobooks.com!

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