The Curve of Binding Energy
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1977). Second printing. Inscribed by the author to Frank Taplin, long time trustee of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, based in Princeton, NJ. McPhee's book, subtitled "A Journey into the Awesome and Alarming World of Theodore B. Taylor," is a lengthy profile of Taylor, a nuclear physicist who foresaw a future of small nuclear bombs homemade by individuals. In later years Taylor became an expert in preventing the "diversion" of nuclear materials to help limit nuclear proliferation. Very near fine in a very near fine dust jacket. [#032891] SOLD
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