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Author Weart, Spencer R., 1942-
Title The rise of nuclear fear / Spencer R. Weart.
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2012.
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 Floor4  QC773 .W44 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description ix, 367 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-352) and index.
Contents Radioactive hopes -- Radioactive fears -- Radium : elixir or poison? -- The secret, the master, and the monster -- The destroyer of worlds -- The news from Hiroshima -- National defenses -- Atoms for peace -- Good and bad atoms -- The new blasphemy -- Death dust -- The imagination of survival -- The politics of survival -- Seeking shelter -- Fail/safe -- Reactor promises and poisons -- The debate explodes -- Energy choices -- Civilization or liberation? -- Watersheds -- The second nuclear age -- Deconstructing nuclear weapons -- Tyrants and terrorists -- The modern arcanum -- Artistic transmutations.
Subject Nuclear energy -- History.
Nuclear energy -- Psychological aspects.
Antinuclear movement -- History.
Radiation -- Public opinion -- History.
ISBN 0674052331 (alk. paper)
9780674052338 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 747385746