Vienna: Julius Springer, 1929. First Edition. Brown, patterned cloth over boards. Title: "Demolition of the Logistics: With special consideration of relational theory and its applications" Previous owner name, Edmund Callie Berkeley, written on free front end paper with an acquisition date of July 11, 1940. 5.5" x 8.5", pp. vi, 1-114, printed in German. Originally issued with paper wraps, since rebound in hard back with title stenciled on the front cover. Original wraps have been trimmed, with the front wrap pasted to front free end paper and back page adhered to rear end paper. Slight age must, four pages, 102-105, have the author's diminutive translation notes in pencil.
Edmund Callis Berkeley, founder and lifelong editor/ publisher of the magazine, "Computers and People", and author of the seminal book which popularized computers in 1952, "Giant Brains, Or Machines that Think". He devoted his life to the mental improvement of his readers, the prevention of nuclear war, and the saving of the world from mass destruction by the idiocy of politics. Very good. Item #2696
"There will be zero computer field and zero people if the nuclear holocaust and nuclear winter occur. Every city in the United States and the Soviet Union is a multiply-computerized target. Radiation, firestorms, soot, darkness, freezing, starvation, megadeaths, lie ahead. Thought, discussion, and action to prevent this earth-transforming disaster is imperative. Learning to live together is the biggest variable for a computer field future." - Edmund Berkeley.