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1 SENDAK, Maurice) EIDENOFF, Maxwell Leigh, Dr. RUCHLIS, Hyman SENDAK, Maurice Atomics for the Millions. First Edition in dustjacket
Whittlesey House/ McGraw-Hill, 1947, 
(SENDAK, Maurice). EIDINOFF, Dr. Maxwell Leigh and Hyman RUCHLIS. Atomics for the Millions. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. With an Introduction by Harold C. Urey. New York : Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., (1947). First Printing. Pp (10),xi-xiv,(2),3-281,(1). 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering and red atomic design to front board, gilt lettering on red background to spine.

Hanrahan A1.

Has "quality of paper" disclaimer, plain endpapers, and dj price of $3.50 (both front and back).

Maurice Bernard Sendak (b. June 10, 1928, Brooklyn, New York – d. May 8, 2012, Danbury, Connecticut).

Dr. Maxwell Leigh Eidinoff (b. 1915).

Hyman Ruchlis (b. 1913, Brooklyn, New York - d. June 30, 1992, West Palm Beach, Florida).

"This amazingly clear and non-technical book actually enables the reader to understand the basic principles behind the development of atomic energy — without any previous scientific or mathematical training. Stripped of unnecessary scientific terminology, and with more than 100 graphic illustrations, Atomics for the Millions gives a comprehensive picture of atomic energy and its future potentalities

The story behind our entrance into 'Atomic Age" is as replete with clues, false leads, clever detective work as any popular "whodunit." Atomics for the Millions traces this development from its first beginnings in Greek theory, through the fact of fission, to a preview of the coming applications of radio- active materials to medicine, and the second industrial revolution. Special emphasis is placed on the highly intensified pace of the war years, and the tremendous achievement of that relatively small group of scientists who worked against time to end the war. The authors preview of the future goes far beyond anything that has thus far been presented along the lines of interplanetary travel, tagged atoms in medicine, hope for cancer, home and industrial power. The authors show concretely how scientific development is the work of the minds and labor of many men, and of how this one phase of science, atomic energy, has been built to its present state.

If we are to properly understand this atomic age in which we live, we must and should have some conception not merely of the specific events which led up to the discovery of atomic energy, but a general understanding of atomic energy itself. Through Atomics for the Millions, the reader will be in an excellent position to comprehend and interpret the striking developments that are appearing and will appear in this "Atomic Age." - from the jacket.

Arranged in four parts.
Part I. Exploration.
1. Enter — the Atomic Age;
2. The Tiny Atom Comes into Its Own;
3. Other Roads Lead to the Atom;
4. Atomic Secrets from Empty Tubes;
5. Light Illuminates the Atom.

Part II. Architecture.
6. Radium Introduces Atomic Energy;
7. Discovering Atomic Architecture;
8. Atom Guns;
9. Moden Alchemy;
10. Finding the Neutron;
11. Atoms and the Universe;
12. Man-made Radioactivity.

Part III. Practical Atomic Energy.
13. Splitting Uranium Atoms;
14. First Atomic-energy Machine;
15. Plutonium — Large-scale Alchemy;
16. Heavy Water;
17. U235;
18. Using Electromagnets;
19. The Atomic Bomb;
20. Alamogordo through Bikini.

Part IV. Your Atomic Age.
21. Energy and Power;
22. Harnessing the Atom;
23. Seven-league Boots;
24. Tagging tne Atom;
25. Medicine in the Atomic Age;
26. Atomic War— Worid Suicide? .

With index of names and subject index.

Previous owner's name penned to flyleaf, light wear to bottom edge, else a very good copy in slightly chipped, but un-clipped dustjacket (with a few tears to top edge and resulting creasing). 400.00

Price: 400.00 CDN
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