LET'S GO TO AN ATOMIC ENERGY TOWN by Kirk Polking

LET'S GO TO AN ATOMIC ENERGY TOWN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

No trip-ticket here: the ""town"" is a hypothetical construct, actually an excuse for demonstrating the practical applications of atomic energy. Explained are the nuclear chain reaction and how it is controlled and the creation of radioactive isotopes; illustrated are diverse uses for isotopes in testing piston ring and tire wear, in confirming glandular malfunction, in determining fertilizer absorption, in dating fossils, etc. Atomic power activates satellite transmitters, Antarctic expeditions, the freighter Savannah, may some day make desalinization practical and change the face of the earth. Rudimentary and repetitious of other books on theory, decently indicative of a range of applications.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1968
Publisher: Putnam