Man and Atom; Building a New World Through Nuclear Technology

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. 24 cm. , 411, [5] pages. Illustrations. Maps. Ink name inside front board. Glenn Theodore Seaborg (April 19, 1912 – February 25, 1999) was an American chemist whose involvement in the synthesis, discovery and investigation of ten transuranium elements earned him a share of the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. His work in this area also led to his development of the actinide concept and the arrangement of the actinide series in the periodic table of the elements. Seaborg spent most of his career as an educator and research scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, serving as a professor, and, between 1958 and 1961, as the university's second chancellor. He advised ten US Presidents—from Harry S. Truman to Bill Clinton—on nuclear policy and was Chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission from 1961 to 1971, where he pushed for commercial nuclear energy and the peaceful applications of nuclear science. Throughout his career, Seaborg worked for arms control. He was a signatory to the Franck Report and contributed to the Limited Test Ban Treaty, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. He was a well-known advocate of science education and federal funding for pure research. Toward the end of the Eisenhower administration, he was the principal author of the Seaborg Report on academic science, and, as a member of President Ronald Reagan's National Commission on Excellence in Education, he was a key contributor to its 1983 report "A Nation at Risk" William Roger Corliss (August 28, 1926 – July 8, 2011) was an American physicist and writer who was known for his interest in collecting data regarding anomalous phenomena. Arthur C. Clarke described him as "Fort's latter-day - and much more scientific - successor." Starting in 1974, Corliss published a number of works in the "Sourcebook Project". Each volume was devoted to a scientific field (archeology, astronomy, geology, et cetera) and featured articles culled almost exclusively from scientific journals. Corliss was inspired by Charles Fort, who decades earlier also collected reports of unusual phenomena. Many of the articles in Corliss's works were earlier mentioned in Charles Fort's works. Corliss wrote many other books and articles, notably including 13 educational books about astronomy, outer space and space travel for NASA and a similar number for the Atomic Energy Commission and the National Science Foundation. In this illuminating book, the authors explore the wide range of peaceful applications through which nuclear energy, wisely used and controlled, can help to solve many of modern man's most pressing problems. Showing how modern nuclear power plants work, the authors bring the controversy surrounding nuclear power into focus and treat the subject factually. They assess the future of fission and fusion power, which may one day produce unlimited amounts of energy. Discussing applications of atomic energy in countless other fields, the authors show the poser of the atom harnessed to help mankind in such areas as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, the irrigation of arid land with desalted water, and the production of more food for hungry millions. Here, then, is an outstandingly comprehensive and authoritative book that throws much needed new light and brings into necessary perspective a subject of vital important for everyone concerned with the future of man, science, and society. Condition: Very good / Good.

Keywords: AEC, Atomic Energy, Radioisotopes, Planetary Engineer. Food Irradiation, IAEA, Nonproliferation, Nuclear Power, Biosphere, Fission, Fusion, Oak Ridge, Power Plants, Reactors, Radiation, Nuclear Weapons

ISBN: 0525150994

[Book #20978]

Price: $65.00