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Brussels: The Secretariat of the Interim Committee for the Common Market and Euratom, . Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 222,  pages. Some page discoloration. Cover has some wear and soiling. Pencil erasure residue on fep. This copy was provided with the compliments of Euratom according to a stamp on the fep. Included in this work are: Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community; Protocols on the Privileges and Immunities and on the Statute of the Court of Justice of the European Atomic Energy Community; Convention relating to certain Institutions common to the European Community; and Final Act of the Intergovernmental Conference on the Common Market and Euratom.
National Intelligence Council, 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. , xliv. 678 pages. With CD in pocket at back cover. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Some tears and wear on back cover. Text in English with some Chinese text. The National Intelligence Council issued this collection of over seventy National Intelligence Estimates on China--the largest such release ever made at one time. These formerly classified documents represent the most authoritative assessments of the United States Government and so constitute a unique historical records of a momentous era in China's modern history.
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."
Washington DC: Armed Forces Special Weapons Project, 1950. Reissuance of AFTRC Manual 52-355-1. Three-hole punched binder. Paginated by section, approximately 170 pages. Illustrated. Marked Restricted. Navy Blue stiff card three-hole binder with gold lettering on cover. Signed byprevious owner and stamped on the cover and stamped at bottom of Forward page. Institutional stamp on the last page of the Index. Some paperclip marks and underlining noted. Previous owner was Martin Caidin!!! With the exception of the Title Page and Foreword, this manual is an exact copy of AFTRC Manual 52-355-1. This book was written originally by and for the Air Force, at Headquarters, Technical Division, air Training command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, presents in a clear, concise, non-technical and readable manner, the fundamental facts and background information pertaining to Atomic Energy and Radiological Defense. Because of the excellence of the book and its manner of presentation, the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project, with the approval and cooperation of the Air Force, now reissues it for the use of personnel of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force who are or will be concerned with the subjects covered. In the interests of economy and time saving, no changes have been made in the original wording as published (in April 1949) by the Air Force. There are six major sections: Introduction, Discovery, Construction, Destruction, Defense, and The Future. Some chapter titles are: Starting a Chain Reaction, Designing a Bomb, The Explosions Thus Far, Contamination, Detection of Radiation, Personal Defense, Control of the Atom, and Uses of Atomic Energy. Printed by the Murray Printing Company, Wakefield, Mass.
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.
Blacksburg, VA: Pocahontas Press, Inc., 2006. Presumed First printing of Photo Enhanced edition. Trade paperback. xiv, 65,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Afterword by Parks Lanier, Jr. Illustrations. The author was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee and earned several awards such as Distinguished Tennessee Writer (1989), Outstanding Contribution to Appalachian Literature (1991), and Appalachian Heritage Writer's Award (2000).
Somerset, United Kingdom: Haynes Publishing, 2018. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. 195,  pages. Illustrations (many in color). Maps. Abbreviations. Glossary. Minor cover wear, soiling, and corner bumping. This work provides an insight into the science, design and engineering of tactical and strategic nuclear delivery systems. The contents include an Introduction; The new physics; The American bomb; The Russian Bomb; The British Bomb; The French Bomb, The Chinese Bomb, Other Nuclear Powers, The big stick, and Postscript. David Baker (born 1944) is a prolific British space author and self-described space scientist. His description of his career is that he first visited the US in 1962 and returned to work for NASA on the Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs between 1965 and 1984 as a Mission Planning and Analysis Department. He reports that he was present at NASA during Apollo 13 in 1970. He returned to the UK in 1984 and set up an independent consultancy helping countries around the world including India to develop and integrate commercial space technologies for their national space programs. He now works as a journalist, writer and an author. He has published thousands of articles, more than 100 books and contributed to many radio and TV documentaries about space missions in the US and Europe. In the past, he has edited the Aerospace Review, Jane's Aircraft Upgrades and Jane's Space Directory. He is a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) and from 2011 until his resignation in 2021 he was the editor of the BIS's monthly journal, Spaceflight.
New York: Frederick Fell, Inc., 1951. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.25 inches by 7.75 inches. 191,  pages. DJ worn, torn, soiled, and chipped. Front board weak with tears at seam. Missing front fep. Gift inscription [not from author] on the half-title. Inscription reads 2/11/97 To Vic Reis--Who's always cooking up something! Happy Birthday Mauri & Betty Katz. Contents include Introduction, Atomic Energy is Your Baby--But Do You Know What You've Got?; Matter, Molecules and Mystery; Molecules in Action; The Atom, Like Your Cousin Bob, is Relatively Simple; Let's Make Gold and Get Rich!; Things That are the Same, Only Different; Surprising Behavior of Neutrons and Protons; You Become an Atomic Scientist--Junior Grade; How Radioactive Isotopes are Changing History; Atoms that Die and Leave a Message; A Master Magician and Some Major Mysteries; Uranium Pile: Round 1--We Come Out Fighting; Uranium Pile Round 2--Groggy but Game; Uranium Pile Round 3--Winner and New Champion--That's You Brother!; Out-of-this-World Energy; Civil Defense--You Do or Your Die!; and The Future. There are a List of Elements and a Bibliography. Includes some chapter summaries and questions and answers.