THE ATOMIC STORY by John W. Campbell


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Three times postponed- now scheduled for this date. Reported 11/1/46:- ""The layman's story of atomic energy from the time of Democritus to 1945's exploding of the bomb over Kiroshima. Campbell traces the developments in chemistry and physics, from Dalton's atomic theory, to Becquerl's recognition of atomic energy, Bohr's discovery of the nucleus, etc. to the U.S. Manhattan Project. He interprets the contributions of Columbia, the University of Chicago, Harvard, M.I.T., and the University of California in revealing, without divulging any secrets, how the engineering feat of the atomic bomb was achieved. And here are the results of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, peacetime potentiality of atomic energy, atomic diplomacy, its effect on warfare. A layman's definitive handbook which presupposes a basic knowledge of chemistry and physics.

Pub Date: April 29th, 1947
Publisher: Holt