New York: George Braziller, 1955. First American Edition. Cloth. Small 8vo, black cloth with red & white typography on spine & blind-stamped atomic array on cover, frontispiece & 12 full-page glossy B&W plates & in-text illustrations, Mylar-protected lettered dust jacket with red atomic array, 247 pages. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2247
Sections include: Growth of Power; Growth of Knowledge. About as clear an illustrated exposition of traditional thermodynamics by an expert as one might hope to find.
Traces the growth of power (slaves, horses, steam engines, etc.) and such seminal figures as Sadi Carnot, Lord Kelvin, Rudolf Clausius, and Ludwig Boltzmann, though less to Einstein. The author writes as nuclear energy was "exploding" and modern physics with all its "uncertainties" and jitterbugging particles and quanta were being discovered and explored.
NEAR FINE CONDITION internally and externally (solid, tight, unmarked) with a few marginal chips and light soil to the nearly complete and Uncommon dust jacket.