Explaining the atom / by Selig Hecht.


New York : The Viking Press, 1947.

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Subjects Atoms.
Fisica Atomica E Molecular.
Nuclear energy.
Nuclear physics.
Description xiv, 205 pages : illustrations, diagrams ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1947.
Notes "First published ... April 1947."
Includes index.
Also issued online.
Summary "This is a book for the complete layman. It follows the steps that were taken historically in going from the earliest questions about the nature of common substances to the large-scale liberation of atomic energy. The number of these steps is small, and the ideas involved are simple. They can be described in all their essentials without assuming any knowledge of physics, chemistry, and mathematics."--Preface.
Contents Prologue: Science, secrets, and the atomic bomb -- The atom as a homogeneous ball -- The atom becomes complex -- The atom develops a structure -- Atomic structure is completed -- Atoms release energy -- Atomic bombs become possible -- Atomic bombs can be made -- Atomic bombs are made -- Epilogue: The future.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)603584
(OCoLC)ocm00603584
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WorldCat Identities Hecht, Selig, 1892-1947.
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