U.S. ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION.
[Understanding the Atom.] Oak Ridge, Tenn.: USAEC Division of Technical Information Extension, 1963-1969.
51 volumes (1 duplicate). 8vo (215 x 139 mm.) Stapled into original color illustrated wrappers. Some occasional light surface wear, otherwise near fine.
Provenance: Robert Gounley, former NASA engineer (ownership inscriptions).
The United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) was a US government agency established by Congress after WWII to control and promote the peacetime development of atomic science and technology. These technical pamphlets, published as part of the Atomic Energy Commission's educational assistance program cover various topics; titles in the series include: Fallout from Nuclear Tests; Nuclear Propulsion for Space; Cryogenics, The Uncommon Cold; The Genetic Effects of Radiation; Snap. Nuclear Space Reactors; and The Elusive Neutrino to name but a few. A complete listing of titles is available upon request.