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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 a tsunami destroyed the cooling system at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, triggering a meltdown, protesters around the world challenged the use of nuclear power. Germany announced it would close its plants by 2022. Although the ills of fossil fuels are better understood than ever, the threat of climate change has never aroused the same visceral dread or swift action. Spencer Weart dissects this paradox,
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Genre/Form: History
Psychological aspects
Public opinion
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Spencer R Weart
ISBN: 9780674052338 0674052331 9780674065062 0674065069
OCLC Number: 840446647
Description: Online-Ressource
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
PREFACE --
1. RADIOACTIVE HOPES --
2. RADIOACTIVE FEARS --
3. RADIUM: ELIXIR OR POISON? --
4. THE SECRET, THE MASTER, AND THE MONSTER --
5. THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS --
6. THE NEWS FROM HIROSHIMA --
7. NATIONAL DEFENSES --
8. ATOMS FOR PEACE --
9. GOOD AND BAD ATOMS --
10. THE NEW BLASPHEMY --
11. DEATH DUST --
12. THE IMAGINATION OF SURVIVAL --
13. THE POLITICS OF SURVIVAL --
14. SEEKING SHELTER --
15. FAIL/SAFE --
16. REACTOR PROMISES AND POISONS --
17. THE DEBATE EXPLODES --
18. ENERGY CHOICES --
19. CIVILIZATION OR LIBERATION? --
20. WATERSHEDS --
21. THE SECOND NUCLEAR AGE --
22. DECONSTRUCTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS --
23. TYRANTS AND TERRORISTS --
24. THE MODERN ARCANUM --
25. ARTISTIC TRANSMUTATIONS --
A PERSONAL NOTE --
NUCLEAR HISTORY TIMELINE --
NOTES --
FURTHER READING --
INDEX.
Responsibility: Spencer R. Weart.
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