Roy A(rthur) Gallant Penelope M. Mitchell - Essay

Penelope M. Mitchell

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Beginning with Democritus and the Greeks 2500 years ago, [Explorers of the Atom] treats the discovery of the atom, its components and behavior, and, most importantly, the results and significance of atomic research through the ages. Current and projected uses of atomic energy are discussed …, and a detailed description of the chain of radioactive contamination accumulation is especially helpful. Unfortunately, the final section on nuclear power sources and radioactive wastes will leave readers with the impression that all claims to their safety are false…. However, as a good companion to David Michelsohn's Atomic Energy for Human Needs (… 1973), this still provides an exceptionally clear...

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