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Mad on radium : New Zealand in the atomic age

Author: Rebecca Priestley
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University Press, 2012.
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Priestley, Rebecca, 1967-
Mad on radium
(DLC) 2012493524
(OCoLC)794855815
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Priestley
ISBN: 9781775585862 1775585867 9781775581154 1775581152
OCLC Number: 865508996
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 284 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Preface -- Nuclear-free New Zealand: Myth or reality? -- Chapter 1: The public are mad on radium! Rutherford, New Zealand and the new physics -- Chapter 2: Some fool in a laboratory: The atom bomb and the dawn of the atomic age -- Chapter 3: Cold War and red-hot science: The nuclear age comes to the Pacific -- Chapter 4: Uranium fever! Uranium prospecting on the West Coast -- Chapter 5: There's strontium-90 in my milk: Safety and public exposure to radiation -- Chapter 6: Atoms for Peace: Nuclear science in New Zealand in the atomic age -- Chapter 7: Nuclear decision: Plans for nuclear power -- Chapter 8: A new national identity: Becoming 'nuclear free' -- Conclusion - A nuclear-free New Zealand? The ideal and the reality -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Responsibility: Rebecca Priestley.

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