If the present ""atomic rush"" is anywhere nearly as wide spread as some reports indicate, this manual will have substantial sales as a gold mine of data on prospecting and how to go about it. Extensive information on minerals and how to recognize them, on geiger counters, scintillometers and how they work, on where to look for the different types of atomic minerals and on Canadian and American mining laws and claim staking, fill the pages. Statistical tables show mineral age tables and indicate world wide positions- a geological education in brief-and they explain the action of alpha, beta and gamma rays. There are hints too on planning prospecting trips for a week-end, or a month or longer, and by conveyances from canoes to helicopters. A complete round-up here, baked and oven- ready for the adventurous hopefuls.