RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
Wed March 18, 2009
By Doug Fabrizio
Salt Lake City, UT – It's really just a special kind of dirt, but a chunk the size of a grapefruit can wipe out a city. The writer Tom Zoellner says that uranium has not only changed history, but that it's a window into the dark side of humanity: greed, arrogance and "a certain suicidal glee." Zoellner's latest book is a biography of sorts. He traveled 5 continents - from slave camps to war councils - to get to know uranium. Thursday, he joins Doug for a look at the element that's shaped the modern world.
Thursday at 7:00 p.m., Tom Zoellner will read from "Uranium" at Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore, 254 S Main Street in Salt Lake City. For details, click here or call the store at 801-328-2586.
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