The intent of [Atoms Today and Tomorrow] is to give "young readers" … some familiarity with peacetime uses of atomic energy. The treatment is broad but superficial. Written in a familiar, colloquial style, the book is descriptive rather than explanatory. We are told, for example, that health physicists use instruments called "Cutie Pie" and "Pee Wee"—but not what they are used for nor how they work. On the credit side, [Margaret O. Hyde and Bruce G. Hyde] do cover a wide variety of applications and mention both sides of the controversies...
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