Atomic Energy in Cosmic and Human Life: Fifty Years of Radioactivity

Atomic Energy in Cosmic and Human Life: Fifty Years of Radioactivity

By: George Gamow (author)Paperback

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First published in 1945, in the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Atomic Energy in Cosmic and Human Life offers a unique account of the problem of atomic energy and the underlying principles of radioactive decay. Written by the pre-eminent physicist George Gamow, and dedicated to the hope of lasting peace, the book was originally designed to give a complete picture of what atomic energy is, where it comes from, and how it can be used for better or worse. Featuring a number of graphs and illustrations by the author himself, this small volume will continue to be of value to those interested in the history of the study of radioactivity.

Contents

1. Modern alchemy; 2. How the stars use atomic energy; 3. How can man use atomic energy; Plates.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781107402089
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 182
  • ID: 9781107402089
  • weight: 220
  • ISBN10: 1107402085

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