Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 "Moonshine" Abstract
* The author talks about the life and scientific discoveries of Leo Szilard, a Jewish Hungarian theoretical physicist up until the mid 1930's.
* Also discussed are other scientists with their discoveries, including Einstein, Planck, etc.
* There is some background on nuclear physics, at least enough for the non-scientist to understand the basic...
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