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Atomic Energy in Cosmic and Human Life

Atomic Energy in Cosmic and Human Life
Fifty Years of Radioactivity


  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107402089

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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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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107402089
    • length: 182 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 133 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.21kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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

  • Author

    George Gamow

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