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The dragon's tail : radiation safety in the Manhattan Project, 1942-1946

Author: Barton C Hacker
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book interweaves the serious radiation safety issues against prevailing social issues and the fascinating history of test firings of nuclear weaponry. The role of key individuals in shaping policy is objectively demonstrated for both strategic defense as well as safety issues.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barton C Hacker
ISBN: 0520058526 9780520058521
OCLC Number: 13794117
Description: x, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foundations of Manhattan Project radiation safety --
Role of the Chicago Health Division --
Radiation safety at Los Alamos --
Trinity --
From Japan to Bikini --
Crossroads.
Responsibility: Barton C. Hacker.

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The book interweaves the serious radiation safety issues against prevailing social issues and the fascinating history of test firings of nuclear weaponry. The role of key individuals in shaping policy is objectively demonstrated for both strategic defense as well as safety issues.

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