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Nuclear rites : a weapons laboratory at the end of the Cold War

Author: Hugh Gusterson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1998, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Pbk edView all editions and formats
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Based on fieldwork at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, this book explores the scientists' world of dark humor, ritualized secrecy, and disciplined emotions. It uncovers the beliefs and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Gusterson
ISBN: 0520213734 9780520213739 0520081471 9780520081475
OCLC Number: 59758258
Description: xviii, 351 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Hugh Gusterson.
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"Reading this fascinating and fairly written book is the best way to understand the moral dilemma that has haunted the inventors of high explosives, from Alfred Nobel to J. Robert Oppenheimer. . . . Read more...

 
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