Explaining the Atom. Selig HECHT.
Explaining the Atom

Explaining the Atom

New York: The Viking Press, 1947. 21.5x14.5cm: 205pp. First Edition. Brown cloth boards with the title and illustration of an atom blimndstamped to the front board and silver lettering along the spine. Top edge of text block stained blue. Endpapers illustrated with views of the periodic table. Spine ends lightly bumped and corners with a trace of wear. Colorfully illustrated dust jacket. Some wear and a few closed tears along edges, most noticeable at the head of the spine. Near Fine in a Better than Very Good dust jacket.

Hecht was a professor of biophysics at Columbia University and served as honorary vice-chairman of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. In this book, Hecht makes the atom and its energy comprehensible to the intelligent layman, even with no scientific background.

Price: $30.00

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