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The road from Los Alamos

Author: Hans A Bethe
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1991.
Series: Masters of modern physics, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the uses and misuses of nuclear energy in our society, with chapters devoted to arms control, Chernobyl, the cutting edge between science and government, and a debate with Edward Teller.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans A Bethe
ISBN: 0671740121 9780671740122
OCLC Number: 23914974
Notes: Originally published: New York, NY : American Institute of Physics, ©1991.
"A Touchstone book."
Description: xvii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The bomb: How close is the danger? / with Frederick Seitz --
The hydrogen bomb --
Brighter than a thousand suns --
Ultimate catastrophe? --
pt. 2. Arms control: The case for ending nuclear tests --
Disarmament and strategy --
Antiballistic-missile systems / with Richard L. Garwin --
Meaningless superiority --
We are not inferior to the Soviets --
The five-year war plan / with Kurt Gottfried --
Debate: elusive security / with Kurt Gottfried, response by Malcolm Wallop --
Space-based ballistic-missile defense / with Richard L. Garwin, Kurt Gottfried, and Henry W. Kendall --
The technological imperative --
Reducing the risk of nuclear war / with Robert S. McNamara --
Chop down nuclear arsenals --
pt. 3. The freeze: The value of a freeze / with Franklin A. Long --
Debate: Bethe vs. Teller / response by Edward Teller --
After the freeze referendum / with Franklin A. Long --
pt. 4. Advice and dissent: Science and morality / with Donald McDonald --
Back to science advisors / with John Bardeen --
pt. 5. Nuclear power: The necessity of fission power --
Debate: nuclear safety / response by Frank von Hippel --
Chernobyl --
pt. 6. Five physicists: J. Robert Oppenheimer --
Freeman Dyson --
Herman W. Hoerlin / with Donald M. Kerr and Robert A. Jeffries --
Paul P. Ewald / with H.J. Juretschke, A.F. Moodie, and H.K. Wagenfeld --
Richard P. Feynman --
pt. 7. Astrophysics: Energy production in stars --
How a supernova explodes / with Gerald Brown.
Series Title: Masters of modern physics, v. 2.
Responsibility: Hans A. Bethe.

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