No More War!

Hayward, Roger New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1962. Apollo Edition [stated] Presumed first printing. Trade paperback. x, 262 pages. Illustrations. Books and Journals. Index. Minor damp signs at bottom edge and fore-edge toward the back. Nobel prize-winning scientist discusses nuclear testing and nuclear warfare. Linus Carl Pauling (28 February 1901 – 19 August 1994) was an American chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, peace activist, author, and educator. He published more than 1,200 papers and books, of which about 850 dealt with scientific topics. New Scientist called him one of the 20 greatest scientists of all time, and as of 2000, he was rated the 16th most important scientist in history. For his scientific work, Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954. For his peace activism, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962. Pauling was one of the founders of the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology. His contributions to the theory of the chemical bond include the concept of orbital hybridization and the first accurate scale of electronegativities of the elements. Pauling also worked on the structures of biological molecules, and showed the importance of the alpha helix and beta sheet in protein secondary structure. Pauling's approach combined methods and results from X-ray crystallography, molecular model building, and quantum chemistry. His discoveries inspired the work of James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin on the structure of DNA, which in turn made it possible for geneticists to crack the DNA code of all organisms. In his later years he promoted nuclear disarmament. Around 1960, he began a campaign to obtain the signatures of scientists opposed to nuclear testing. A total of 11,021 scientists in 49 countries signed the petitions. He received the Nobel Prize for peace in 1962 for his work since 1946 "not only against the testing of nuclear weapons, not only against the spread of these armaments, not only against their very use, but against all warfare as a means of solving international conflicts." Condition: Good.

Keywords: Atomic Bomb, Atomic Energy, Albert Einstein, Fallout, John Gofman, William Kellogg, Willard Libby, Pugwash, Radiation, Charles Shafer, Edward Teller, World Peace

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