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"In case atom bombs fall" : an anthology of governmental explanations, instructions and warnings from the 1940s to the 1960s

Author: Michael Scheibach
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a sampling of civil defense publications issued by government agencies and organizations during the early atomic era. Sections cover the impact and power of the atomic bomb, radioactive fallout, women and the home, the importance of being prepared, civil defense in schools, fallout shelters, evacuation plans, and, finally, the call for "peace or ... else"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Scheibach
ISBN: 9780786445417 0786445416
OCLC Number: 368032232
Description: ix, 218 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Prologue: This Is civil defense --
PART 1. THE A-BOMB: Hiroshima ; Atomic basics ; Operation Crossroads ; Understanding the atomic bomb ; Six survival secrets for atomic attacks --
PART 2. RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT: From "Initial" to "Lingering" fallout ; Facts About fallout ; Nuclear fallout ; Radioactivity Is nothing new ; Fallout on the farm --
PART 3. WOMEN AND THE HOME: The bomb and the baby ; Women in civil defense ; At home!! Are you prepared ; Grandma's pantry ; Home Defense Corps ; Home defense can help you prepare now ; Medical aides --
PART 4. BE PREPARED: Home Defense Pledge ; Operation Alert ; CONELRAD ; If you have had no warning in an A-Bomb attack ; Look to the sky ; Plane spotters ; What to do If you're bombed ; Before and during an atomic attack ; Facts about the H Bomb ; Don't panic ; 3 Minutes of your time ; Common sense --
PART 5. DUCK AND COVER: "Atomics" in education ; Atomic activities ; The National Defense Pattern ; Prepare for the worst ; School shelters --
PART 6. FIND SHELTER: Survival requirements ; Shelter supplies ; Shelter from fallout ; Shelter preparation ; Before disaster strikes ; Know how to survive ; If an attack occurs --
PART 7. EVACUATE: Highways for Civil Defense ; Evacuation guide ; Will to survive ; Value of shelters ; Survival of the fittest ; Evacuation rules and routes ; 4 Wheels to survival ; Don't be there --
PART 8. PEACE ... OR ELSE: It could happen here! ; "Atoms for Peace" ; Nuclear Test Ban Treaty --
Postscript: First steps toward recovery ; Save this book --
Bibliography of Civil Defense publications, 1950-1965.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Scheibach.

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