New York: United Nations, 1956. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY HANS BETHE, OF VOLUME 4 of “The International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, held in Geneva during August 1955. It was the most important, and the first truly international meeting held to date on the subject of atomic energy – the technical information submitted at the Conference, and the discussions which took place, represent the most important single collection of information on the peaceful uses of atomic energy that has yet been made available” (flyleaf).
This volume, volume four, relates to cross sections important to reactor design. “One of the most significant developments of the Geneva Conference was the declassification by all countries of the fundamental cross section information on which reactor design is based, that is, the cross sections of the fission-able and fertile materials” (ibid).
Included are “technical papers and discussions of the measuring techniques and the results of measurements on all of these important materials. It is important to note that significant contributions were made by many countries including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, the Soviet Union and the Scandinavian countries” (flyleaf). Item #1144
CONDITION & DETAILS: New York: United Nations. 4to. (11.25 x 8.5 inches). Signed on front flyleaf by Hans Bethe and also bearing his name stamp on the front pastedown. 357 pages. Pristine original cloth bindings with blind stamped pictorial boards. Original dust jackets are scuffed at the edges but are also rarely present. Interior is bright and very clean throughout. Very good + condition.