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Walker, J. Samuel

Overview
Works: 37 works in 140 publications in 2 languages and 12,465 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: KF2138, 363.17990974818
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about J. Samuel Walker
 
Most widely held works by J. Samuel Walker
Three Mile Island : a nuclear crisis in historical perspective by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On March 28, 1979, the worst accident in the history of commercial nuclear power in the United States occurred at Three Mile Island. For five days, the citizens of central Pennsylvania and the entire world, amid growing alarm, followed the efforts of authorities to prevent the crippled plant from spewing dangerous quantities of radiation into the environment. This book is the first comprehensive, moment-by-moment account of the causes, context, and consequences of the Three Mile Island crisis. Walker captures the high human drama surrounding the accident, sets it in the context of the heated debate over nuclear power in the seventies, and analyzes the social, technical, and political issues it raised. He also looks at the aftermath of the accident on the surrounding area, including studies of its long-term health effects on the population.--From publisher description
Prompt and utter destruction : Truman and the use of atomic bombs against Japan by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than fifty years later, the decision that brought prompt and utter destruction to the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki continues to generate enormous interest and controversy. In this concise and balanced account, J. Samuel Walker offers a new look at the events and circumstances that lay behind President Truman's use of atomic bombs against Japan
Controlling the atom : the beginnings of nuclear regulation, 1946-1962 by George T Mazuzan( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the early history of nuclear power regulation in the US. It focuses on the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), the federal agency that until 1975 was primarily responsible for planning and carrying out programs to protect public health and safety from the hazards of the civilian use of nuclear energy. It also describes the role of other groups that figured significantly in the development of regulatory policies, including the congressional Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, federal agencies other than the AEC, state governments, the nuclear industry, and scientific organizations. And it considers changes in public perceptions of and attitudes toward atomic energy and the dangers of radiation exposure. The context in which regulatory programs evolved is a rich and complex mixture of political, legislative, legal, technological, scientific, and administrative history. The basic purpose of this book is to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which inherited responsibility for nuclear safety after Congress disbanded the AEC, and the general public with information on the historical antecedents and background of regulatory issues
Permissible dose : a history of radiation protection in the twentieth century by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By clarifying the nature of the radiation debate, Walker puts in perspective the public's intense fear of radiation, whether in response to fallout from nuclear bomb testing, exposure from medical or manufacturing procedures, effluents from nuclear power or radioactivity from other sources. Permissible dose levels are a key to the principles and practices that have developed in the field of radiation protection since the 1930s, and to their highly charged political and scientific history as well."--Jacket
American foreign relations, a historiographical review( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Yucca Mountain : the development of radioactive waste policy in the United States by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the United States government's efforts to deal with the technical and political problems associated with radioactive waste, describing various approaches used by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to deal with radioactive waste sites throughout the country
Henry A. Wallace and American foreign policy by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing the atom : nuclear regulation in a changing environment, 1963-1971 by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ACC basketball : the story of the rivalries, traditions, and scandals of the first two decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the inception of the Atlantic Coast Conference, intense rivalries, legendary coaches, gifted players, and fervent fans have come to define the league's basketball history. In ACC Basketball, J. Samuel Walker traces the traditions and the dramatic changes that occurred both on and off the court during the conference's rise to a preeminent position in college basketball between 1953 and 1972. Walker vividly re-creates the action of nail-biting games and the tensions of bitter recruiting battles without losing sight of the central off-court questions the league wrestled with during these two decades. As basketball became the ACC's foremost attraction, conference administrators sought to field winning teams while improving academic programs and preserving academic integrity. The ACC also adapted gradually to changes in the postwar South, including, most prominently, the struggle for racial justice during the 1960s. ACC Basketball is a lively, entertaining account of coaches' flair (and antics), players' artistry, a major point-shaving scandal, and the gradually more evenly matched struggle for dominance in one of college basketball's strongest conferences"--
A short history of nuclear regulation, 1946-1999 by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of nuclear regulation, 1946-1990 by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear energy and the legacy of Harry S. Truman( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to madness : how the 1973-1974 season transformed college basketball by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The NCAA men's basketball tournament is one of the iconic events in American sports. In this fast-paced, in-depth account, J. Samuel Walker and Randy Roberts identify the 1973--74 season as pivotal in the making of this now legendary postseason tournament. In an era when only one team per conference could compete, the dramatic defeat of coach John Wooden's UCLA Bruins by the North Carolina State Wolfpack ended a decade of the Bruins' dominance, fueled unprecedented national attention, and prompted the NCAA to expand the tournament field to a wider range of teams. Walker and Roberts provide a richly detailed chronicle of the games that made the season so memorable and uncover the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that set the stage for the celebrated spectacle that now fixes the nation's attention every March"--Dust jacket flap
A short history of nuclear regulation, 1946-2009 by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genbaku tōka to torūman by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regulating the atom, 1963-1971 : commercialization and containment in a changing environment by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An "atomic garbage dump" for Kansas : the controversy over the Lyons Radioactive Waste Depository, 1970-1972 by J. Samuel Walker( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surimairu airando : Te ni ase nigiru hakushin no ningen dorama( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who will pay for on-farm environmental improvements in the 21st century : a by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When March became madness : how the 1973-1974 season transformed college basketball by J. Samuel Walker( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Three Mile Island : a nuclear crisis in historical perspective
Alternative Names
J. Samuel Walker American historian and author

J. Samuel Walker Amerikaans historicus

Walker, J. S. 1946-

ウォーカー, J. サミュエル

Languages
English (117)

Japanese (4)

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Prompt and utter destruction : Truman and the use of atomic bombs against JapanPermissible dose : a history of radiation protection in the twentieth centuryAmerican foreign relations, a historiographical reviewThe road to Yucca Mountain : the development of radioactive waste policy in the United StatesHenry A. Wallace and American foreign policyACC basketball : the story of the rivalries, traditions, and scandals of the first two decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference