Hegemony and culture in the origins of NATO nuclear by A. Johnston

By A. Johnston

Johnston argues that the preemptive first use of nuclear guns, lengthy the basis of yankee nuclear approach, used to be now not the rigorously reasoned reaction to a transforming into Soviet traditional probability. as a substitute, it was once a part of a means of cultural ''socialization,'' in which the USA reconstituted the formerly nationalist strategic cultures of the ecu allies right into a seamless western group directed by means of Washington.

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Thinking About Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, by Michael Quinlan

By Michael Quinlan

The ebook displays the author's event throughout greater than 40 years in assessing and forming coverage approximately nuclear guns, generally at senior degrees with regards to the centre either one of British governmental decision-making and of NATO's improvement of plans and deployments, with a lot interplay additionally with similar degrees of usa task within the Pentagon and the kingdom division.

Part I of the e-book seeks to distill, from this unprecedented history of functional event, easy conceptual methods of realizing the revolution led to by means of nuclear guns. It additionally surveys NATO's revolutionary improvement of puzzling over nuclear deterrence, after which discusses the deep ethical dilemmas posed - for all attainable standpoints - through the life of such guns.

Part II considers the dangers and prices of nuclear-weapon ownership, together with proliferation risks, and appears at either winning and unsuccessful principles approximately the way to deal with them.

Part III illustrates particular concerns by way of reviewing the heritage and present rules of 1 fashioned possessor, the uk, and newer ones, India and Pakistan.

Part IV turns to the long run, examines the target of finally abolishing all nuclear armouries, after which discusses the sensible schedule, wanting any such aim, which governments can usefully take on in decreasing the dangers of proliferation and different risks whereas now not surrendering in advance the war-prevention merits which nuclear guns have introduced seeing that 1945.

This ebook is a venture of the Oxford Leverhulme Programme at the altering personality of struggle.

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Radiation Protection and Dosimetry by Michael G. Stabin

By Michael G. Stabin

This accomplished textual content presents an summary of all proper subject matters within the box of radiation security (health physics). Radiation safety and Dosimetry serves as a necessary guide for practising overall healthiness physics pros, and can be excellent as a educating textual content for classes on the college point. The publication is equipped to introduce the reader to easy ideas of radiation decay and interactions, to study present wisdom and old features of the organic results of radiation, and to hide very important operational issues akin to radiation protecting and dosimetry. as well as providing the hottest therapy of the subjects and references to the literature, such a lot chapters comprise numerical issues of their strategies to be used in instructing or self overview. One bankruptcy is dedicated to Environmental health and wellbeing Physics, which was once written in collaboration with top pros within the area.

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Nuclear Energy: Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of by Dr. Nicholas Tsoulfanidis (auth.), Nicholas Tsoulfanidis

By Dr. Nicholas Tsoulfanidis (auth.), Nicholas Tsoulfanidis (eds.)

Nuclear strength presents an authoritative reference on all facets of the nuclear from basic reactor physics calculations to reactor layout, nuclear gasoline assets, nuclear gasoline cycle, radiation detection and security, and nuclear energy economics. that includes 19 peer-reviewed entries through famous gurus within the box, this ebook offers complete, streamlined assurance of basics, present components of study, and targets for the longer term. The chapters will entice undergraduate and graduate scholars, researchers, and effort experts.

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The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes

By Richard Rhodes

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the nationwide ebook Award, and the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS after its preliminary book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the seminal and entire tale of ways the bomb used to be constructed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the titanic strength locked contained in the atom to the losing of the 1st bombs on Japan.
Few nice discoveries have advanced so swiftly—or were so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear power to the brilliant glare of Trinity, there has been a span of rarely greater than twenty-five years. What started as only an enticing speculative challenge in physics grew into the ny undertaking, after which into the bomb, with scary rapidity, whereas scientists recognized purely to their peers—Szilard, Teller, Oppenheimer, Bohr, Meitner, Fermi, Lawrence, and von Neumann—stepped from their ivory towers into the limelight.
Richard Rhodes offers the definitive tale of man’s such a lot amazing discovery and invention. informed in wealthy human, political, and clinical aspect, The Making of the Atomic Bomb is a story journey de strength and a record with literary strength commensurate with its topic.

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Weapons of mass destruction : what you should know : a by Gladson I. Nwanna

By Gladson I. Nwanna

This ebook offers a easy yet complete details just about guns of Mass Destruction. The e-book lists and discusses a number of organic, chemical and radiological brokers and guns. for every agent and/or linked weapon, the booklet describes what they're, and importantly, measures that citizen's can take to lessen the dangers brought on by publicity to them. additional extra, the booklet addresses a variety of questions frequently asked approximately those brokers and guns, specifically these concerning their results on human overall healthiness. additionally integrated within the e-book are resources for additional info.

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