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

ISBN: 9781107402089
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reissue
Publication Date: 2011-06-09
Number of pages: 182
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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.

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