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The rise of nuclear fear

Author: Spencer R Weart
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant had a meltdown, protesters around the world challenged nuclear power. Climate change has never aroused this visceral dread. Weart dissects this paradox,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weart, Spencer R., 1942-
Rise of nuclear fear.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011035170
(OCoLC)747385746
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Spencer R Weart
ISBN: 9780674065062 0674065069
OCLC Number: 794003587
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 367 pages)
Contents: Radioactive hopes --
Radioactive fears --
Radium : elixir or poison? --
The secret, the master, and the monster --
The destroyer of worlds --
The news from Hiroshima --
National defenses --
Atoms for peace --
Good and bad atoms --
The new blasphemy --
Death dust --
The imagination of survival --
The politics of survival --
Seeking shelter --
Fail/safe --
Reactor promises and poisons --
The debate explodes --
Energy choices --
Civilization or liberation? --
Watersheds --
The second nuclear age --
Deconstructing nuclear weapons --
Tyrants and terrorists --
The modern arcanum --
Artistic transmutations.
Responsibility: Spencer R. Weart.

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