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Our Atomic World: The Story of Atomic Energy

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"Our Atomic World: The Story of Atomic Energy" by C. Jackson Craven is a comprehensive and informative exploration of the history, science, and impact of atomic energy. Craven delves into the various ways in which atomic energy has shaped our world, from its role in warfare to its use in providing power for homes and businesses.

The book provides readers with a detailed look at the key developments in atomic energy technology, as well as the ethical and environmental implications of its use. Craven presents complex scientific concepts in a clear and accessible manner, making the information easy to understand for readers of all backgrounds.

One of the strengths of the book is its balanced approach to the subject matter. Craven does not shy away from discussing the risks and dangers associated with atomic energy, but also highlights its potential benefits and the ways in which it has improved human lives.

Overall, "Our Atomic World" is a thought-provoking and engaging read that will appeal to anyone with an interest in science, technology, or history. Craven's passion for the subject is evident throughout the book, and readers are sure to come away with a deeper understanding of the complex world of atomic energy.

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This booklet is part of the "Understanding the Atom Series" published by the Division of Technical Information of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. From an introduction of atomic theory by the ancient Greeks through the development of the fission bomb, the author covers such areas as the discovery of the nucleus, the discovery of isotopes, fission and fusion including a chronology of atomic theory to 1963, and the development of the Atomic Energy Commission.

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