THE STORY OF ATOMIC ENERGY by Laura Fermi
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THE STORY OF ATOMIC ENERGY

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The only prerequisite necessary for appreciation here is a keen interest in matters scientific. A minimum of technical terminology is employed along with an absence of equations and the like, so that the teenager interested but not well versed in science can comprehend a most vital story which began 2400 years ago when Democritus named the smallest indivisible particles in creation ""atoms"". The work and discoveries of such scientists as Dalton, Rutherford, Bohr, the Curies, Fermi, Meitner, Frisch, Szilard and Einstein provide the springboard from which the story of atomic energy takes shape. As each discovery is highlighted and interrelated a coherent picture emerges both ""negatively and positively charged"" with the destructive and peaceful uses of atomic energy.

Pub Date: April 3rd, 1961
Publisher: Random House-Landmark