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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1959. 251, index, part of DJ flap cut out and pasted ins fr flylf, library bookplate, barcode, & stamp, lib call # on spine, bds scuffed The author was formerly director of public education for the Brookhaven Laboratory, a peacetime Atomic Energy Commission research center, and a consultant to the U.S. Air Force Air Research and Development Command. This work chronicles the decision to drop the bomb from the time President Truman was informed--116 days before Hiroshima. The final chapter is entitled "Conscience and Questions."
Sydney, Australia: Melbourne University Press, 1958. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. 788 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Figures. Tables. Charts. References. Appendix. Index. Usual library markings and stamps. Boards somewhat weak. Discolored tape inside rear hinge. The Australian Atomic Energy Commission (AAEC) was a statutory body of the Australian government. It was established in 1952, replacing the Atomic Energy Policy Committee. In 1981 parts of the Commission were split off to become part of CSIRO, the remainder continuing until 1987, when it was replaced by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). The Commission head office was in Coogee, and its main facilities were at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Lucas Heights, established in 1958. Highlights of the Commission's history included: Major roles in the establishment of the IAEA and the system of international safeguards. The construction of the HIFAR and MOATA research reactors at Lucas Heights. The selection of the preferred tender for the construction of the proposed Jervis Bay Nuclear Power Plant, and the Ranger Uranium Mine joint venture. Other significant facilities constructed by the Commission at Lucas Heights included a 3MeV Van de Graaff particle accelerator, installed in 1964 to provide proton beams and now upgraded to become ANTARES, a smaller 1.3MeV betatron, and radioisotope production and remote handling facilities associated with HIFAR reactor.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1978. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 261,  pages. Illustrations. Tables. Appendices. DJ torn at front flap. The author argues that nuclear accidents are inevitable in even the most "fail-proof" systems. Documents hazardous nuclear-energy incidents brought about by the shipping of radioactive materials, nuclear-waste disposal, deliberate sabotage, the theft of atomic fuels, and other causes and offers suggestions for surviving in the atomic age. Clyde W. Burleson has written well over a dozen books published by major New York houses and universities. One became a Prentice-Hall international best seller. Others made business book best seller lists across the country and another was developed into a produced TV motion picture. Clyde has also authored optioned stories for made-for-television movies His writing has received a rare two-page review in the New York Times Book Review. He was a founder and managing partner of an advertising agency which grew to be one of the largest in the Southwest. He sold his firm to the Interpublic Group of Companies, then the world’s biggest advertising agency, and became president of their Marschalk division’s Houston office. Burleson has written/directed/produced dozens of TV commercials and received recognition for his advertising concepts. He has appeared on Today, Good Morning America as well as other national and local television and radio programs across the United States. His work has been produced as specials for Showtime, the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. He has earned a Peabody nomination for a produced TV special as well as ADDY and Telly Awards.