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Heinz Haber
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Our Friend the Atom

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 128 pages
Published 2008 by Dell Publishing Company (first published 1956)
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Mark Stidham
Mar 03, 2013 Mark Stidham rated it it was amazing
When my mother asked me what I wanted for my eleventh birthday, I asked for this book. I came to know of the book from a Disney education movie shown at school. The San Onofre nuclear power plant was in construction at the time. We were still drilling for nuclear attacks (get under your desks and hide your eyes). This book takes the reader from the ancient Greek concept of the atom (Democritus)through Lavoisier, Dalton, Mendeleev, Priestly, Rutherford, Einstein, Curie, and others.

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Peter Lyte
Sep 12, 2012 Peter Lyte rated it it was amazing
One of my treasured possessions from the 50's. The nuclear future was so bright we'd all have to wear shades. Atomic everything planes, toasters; well not toasters. Nuclear powered space ships have come to pass in the robotics & satellites we've sent to other planets and beyond. Illustrated by the Disney studios with a foreword by Walt.
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Aug 18, 2016 Peter rated it it was ok
This book, commissioned by the Eisenhower Administration with the urging of General Dynamics, was written by a former Luftwaffe doctor (brought from Nazi Germany to the U.S. by Operation Paperclip) who experimented on camp prisoners, and copywriters at Walt Disney! What fun!
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Jan 13, 2012 James Jennings rated it it was amazing
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I read this book in 5th grade. Then I got a PhD in Physics. (Though that took a few years.) I hardly remember the book now, but it had a big impact.
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Nov 09, 2011 Paul rated it it was amazing
I studied physics because of this book.
I read it about 3 times, before I had my first physics lesson at school and from that on I knew, that I would study physics. And I did.
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