"This is the beginning, the bare faltering start of the Atomic Age. If it be an age of war, man will probably destroy himself. But if it be an age of peace, it can be golden. Discovery of nuclear energy and how to control it gives man the means to build or ravage. But since our conviction is that his first instinct - survival - will prevail, this booklet is concerned with peacetime prospects in the atomic future."
Good Reading Rack Service, 1954