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The nuclear north : histories of Canada in the atomic age

The nuclear north : histories of Canada in the atomic age

Author: Susan Colbourn; Timothy A Sayle
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: C.D. Howe series in Canadian political history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"By virtue of resources and technologies Canada is a nuclear nation. But the country does not have the ultimate symbol of nuclear power--a weapons program of its own. Since the first atomic weapon was detonated in 1945, Canadians have debated not only the role of nuclear power in their uranium-rich land but also their country's role in a nuclear world. The Nuclear North investigates critical questions in these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nuclear north.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2020
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Colbourn; Timothy A Sayle
ISBN: 0774863978 9780774863971 9780774863988 0774863986
OCLC Number: 1145078413
Description: xiii, 251 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Very Close Together: Balancing Canadian Interests on Atomic Energy Control, 1945-46 / Katie Davis --
"We Do Not Wish to Be Obstructionist": How Canada Took and Kept a Seat on NATO's Nuclear Planning Group / Timothy Andrews Sayle --
Howard Green, Disarmament, and Canadian-American Defence Relations, 1959-63: "A Queer, Confused World" / Michael D. Stevenson --
Neutralism, Nationalism, and Nukes, Oh My! Revisiting Peacemaker or Powdermonkey? and Canadian Strategy in the Nuclear Age / / Asa McKercher --
The Road to Scarborough: Lester Pearson and Nuclear Weapons, 1954-63 / Jack Cunningham --
Who's Going to Invade Arctic Canada, Anyway? Debating the Acquisition of the Nuclear Submarine in the 1980s / Susan Colbourn --
"Baptism by Fire": Canadian Soldiers and Radiation Exposure at Nevada and Maralinga / Matthew S. Wiseman --
A Northern Nuclear Nightmare? Operation Morning Light and the Recovery of Cosmos 954 in the Northwest Territories, 1978 / Ryan Dean and P. Whitney Lackenbauer --
Strengthening Nuclear Safeguards: The Transformation of Canadian Nuclear Policy toward Argentina and South Korea after India's 1974 Nuclear Test /Se Young Jang.
Series Title: C.D. Howe series in Canadian political history.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Colbourn and Timothy Andrews Sayle.


The Nuclear North investigates Canada's place in the grey area between nuclear and non-nuclear to explore how this has shaped Canadians' understanding of their country and its policies.  Read more...


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"This superb book brilliantly links the domestic to the global and brings together Canadian politics, trade, science, medicine, and the environment. The Nuclear North provides many new insights and Read more...

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