Explaining the Atom - Selig Hecht; Eugene Rabinowitch;London: Victor Gollancz, 1964, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper is faded, stained at the foot of the upper panel, edgeworn with slight loss. Upper board has a 1" circular stain. Pages gently age-tanned.
Revised edition. [First Edition: 1947] From the cover: “Explaining the Atom by the late Selig Hecht, Professor of Biophysics at Columbia University, was published in the United States in 1947. It was at once hailed as perhaps the most lucid book on the subject that had ever been published, and as proving what had previously been denied — namely, that atomic energy could really be understood in everyday terms by the layman. Professor Rabinowitch’s additions — about 30 per cent of the revised book — presented a compact summary of post “A-bomb” developments of thermonuclear devices, resulting in the “H-bomb” explosions. He also discussed post-war efforts to secure international control of atomic energy, and described some of the initial experiments in uses of nuclear energy for purposes other than bombs. The book has now been again revised to bring it up to date as at 1964.”