A well rounded descriptive survey by the author of similar books (see Flight Today and Tomorrow and Driving Today and...

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ATOMS TODAY AND TOMORROW

A well rounded descriptive survey by the author of similar books (see Flight Today and Tomorrow and Driving Today and Tomorrow) presents the rapidly mushrooming fields of work that have atomic activity as their basis. First chapters show how uranium is prospected for and mined from a typical ore deposit, and the rudiments of atomic structure and the energy released when it is smashed. Further illustrations of how this power is produced and the consequential happenings, include an atomic pile and its reaction, a cross section of the Hanford Project on the Columbia River, the dangers of and protection against radio-activity. Atomic usage in the medical world, in farming, electricity and travel, complete a readable, informative book.

Pub Date: March 20, 1955

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Publisher: Whittlesey House-McGraw-Hill

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1955