Item #1529 The Story of the Atomic Bomb: A Popular Review of the Principal Discoveries Which Have Led Up to Its Production. C. H. Douglas Clark.
The Story of the Atomic Bomb: A Popular Review of the Principal Discoveries Which Have Led Up to Its Production
The Story of the Atomic Bomb: A Popular Review of the Principal Discoveries Which Have Led Up to Its Production
The Story of the Atomic Bomb: A Popular Review of the Principal Discoveries Which Have Led Up to Its Production
Published the Month After Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Story of the Atomic Bomb: A Popular Review of the Principal Discoveries Which Have Led Up to Its Production

Brighton (war address): The Machinery Publishing Co., Ltd., [1945]. First printing. Photographic portraits, figures in text. Printed wraps. Octavo. 52 pages. Fine in a near fine dust jacket over saddle-stapled card covers. Neat prior owner bookplate on inside front cover. Jacket has a few extremity rubs and shallow chips. A lovely copy.

An early popular explanation of the science behind the development and production of the atomic bomb, from the first atomic discoveries, to warnings of scientists, to finally testing and dropping of the bomb on Japan. Clark also gives consideration to the political and moral implications of its use.

Clark was a professor of inorganic and physical chemistry at Leeds University, and author of numerous monographs on molecular and atomic subjects. His Preface here is dated September 20, 1945--just weeks after the atomic bombs were dropped to end World War II.


Item #1529

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