Lot 2050: F. L. Cuthbert THORIUM PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY 1958 First Printing Source Book US Atomic Energy Commission Physics Chemistry Mining
by National Book Auctions
December 9, 2012
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Thorium Production Technology
Author: F. L. Cuthbert
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.
City: Reading, Massachusetts
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/303 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: "The first and second chapters contain background information on uses, physical and chemical properties of thorium metal and compounds. The third chapter is concerned with thorium-bearing ores and their concentration. Succeeding chapters describe the various steps for extracting and purifying the ore, and reducing it to the metal, and methods for casting and fabricating the metal. Other chapters deal with the health and safety aspects of thorium production and with the chemical and physical methods of testing thorium." (author's preface)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of a source book prepared under contract with the United States Atomic Energy Commission.
Volume is bound in gray cloth, with gilt-lettered red spine panels. Previous owner's name appears at top margin of front flyleaf. Book is otherwise without marking and in excellent condition. Illustrated with b&w photos and tables.
Intact dust jacket shows shelfwear. Foxing can be seen on verso of jacket.
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