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- The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99
In Japan, "hibakusha" means "the people affected by the explosion--specifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945. In this classic study, winner of the 1969 National Book Award in Science, Lifton studies the psychological effects of the bomb on 90,000 survivors. He sees this analysis as providing a last chance to understand--and... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99
This is the gripping, untold story of the doomsday bomb?the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. In 1950, Hungarian-born scientist Leo Szilard made a dramatic announcement on American radio: science was on the verge of creating a doomsday bomb. For the first time in history, mankind realized that he had within his grasp a truly God-like power, the... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 131.00
The first book of its kind to provide a global perspective of the arms race, this two-volume work connects episodes worldwide involving nuclear weapons in a comprehensive, narrative fashion. Beginning with a discussion of the scientific research of the 1930s and 1940s and the Hiroshima decision, the authors focus on five basic themes: political dimensions,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 3.18
'The room was filled with a blinding light. She was paralysed by fear, fixed still in her chair for a long moment. Everything fell.' 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima, when, on 6 August at 8.15am, an atomic bomb was dropped over the Japanese city, killing one hundred thousand men, women and children in its white fury. John Hersey's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95
Life and Times of the Atomic Bomb ?takes up the question of how the world found itself in the age of nuclear weapons ? and how it has since tried to find a way out of it. Albert I. Berger charts the story of nuclear weapons from their origins through the Atomic Age and the Cold War up through the present day, arguing that an understanding of the... more...
- Stanford University Press 1991; US$ 30.95
This is the untold story of the small group of men who have devised the plans and shaped the policies on how to use the Bomb. The book (first published in 1983) explores the secret world of these strategists of the nuclear age and brings to light a chapter in American political and military history never before revealed. more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 36.95
Part I discusses the creation of the Commissariat a I?Energie Atomique and outlines its structure and function. Part II focuses on the development of military atomic policy. Originally published in 1965. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished... more...
- Klartext Verlag 2015; US$ 22.89
Welche Akteure forcierten in der Bundesrepublik zur Adenauerzeit den Einstieg in die Atomkraftnutzung? Welche Motive standen hinter ihren Bemühungen? Und inwiefern zeitigen die damaligen Vorgänge auch heute noch Auswirkungen? more...
- Vij Books India Private Limited 2012; US$ 19.99
Delhi Policy Group has worded for a decade on nuclear policy in India. It has generated an informed debate to influence policy by emphasizing the need for nuclear restraint and responsibility. The DPG was chosen as a research institution to assist in the deliberations of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, constituted... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 32.95
In the Shadow of the Bomb narrates how two charismatic, exceptionally talented physicists--J. Robert Oppenheimer and Hans A. Bethe--came to terms with the nuclear weapons they helped to create. In 1945, the United States dropped the bomb, and physicists were forced to contemplate disquieting questions about their roles and responsibilities.... more...