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Nuclear Warfare

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  • The Politics of Ballistic Missile Nonproliferationby Wyn Q. Bowen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 176.00

    During the presidency of George Bush (1989-93), the proliferation of nuclear chemical and biological weapons, and the ballistic missiles capable of delivering them, rose greatly in significance as issues on the American security agenda. In the missile field, this became evident by the efforts of certain elements in the executive branch and several... more...

  • The Day We Lost the H-Bombby Barbara Moran

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 26.00

    In The Day We Lost the H-Bomb , science writer Barbara Moran marshals a wealth of new information and recently declassified material to give the definitive account of the Cold War?s biggest nuclear weapons disaster. On January 17, 1966, a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber exploded over the sleepy Spanish farming village of Palomares during a routine airborne... more...

  • A Dimly Burning Wickby Sadako Okuda; Pamela B. Vergun; Mia Nolting

    Algora Publishing 2008; US$ 31.95

    As the United States debates launching another war in the Middle East, this passionate diary paired with a pondered discussion provides a reality check on how governments goad citizens into going to war and gives a forthright look at the hideous results for civilian casualties. Who bears the responsibility for decisions made in a “democracy”... more...

  • Nuclear Safeguards, Security and Nonproliferationby James Doyle

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 116.00

    With an increase of global security concerns over potential terrorist acts, the threat of WMDs, and increasing political issues with nations seeking nuclear capability, the need to track, detect, and safeguard nuclear material globally has never been greater. Nuclear Safeguards, Security and Nonproliferation is a comprehensive reference that covers... more...

  • The Bombby PhD Stephen M. Younger

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ?Younger has provided an insightful guide, especially for the general reader, into today?s array of nuclear powers and their capabilities.? ?James Schlesinger, former Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Energy, former     Director of Central Intelligence In The Bomb, Stephen Younger, former Los Alamos weapons designer and author... more...

  • Perspectives on Sino-American Strategic Nuclear Issuesby Christopher P. Twomey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    Sino-American nuclear relations are critical given ongoing modernization efforts on both sides and an increasingly complex regional and global nuclear environment. This volume pairs Chinese and American authors together to offer national perspectives on contemporary nuclear issues. more...

  • Nuclear Logicsby Etel Solingen

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 37.50

    Nuclear Logics examines why some states seek nuclear weapons while others renounce them. Looking closely at nine cases in East Asia and the Middle East, Etel Solingen finds two distinct regional patterns. In East Asia, the norm since the late 1960s has been to forswear nuclear weapons, and North Korea, which makes no secret of its nuclear ambitions,... more...

  • South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destructionby Helen E. Purkitt; Stephen F. Burgess

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 21.20

    South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destruction offers an in-depth view of the secret development and voluntary disarmament of South Africa's nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons program, Project Coast. Helen E. Purkitt and Stephen F. Burgess explore how systems used for nuclear, biological, and chemical... more...

  • Five Days in Augustby Michael D. Gordin

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Most Americans believe that the Second World War ended because the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan forced it to surrender. Five Days in August boldly presents a different interpretation: that the military did not clearly understand the atomic bomb's revolutionary strategic potential, that the Allies were almost as stunned by the surrender as the... more...

  • Airborne Radioactive Contamination in Inhabited Areasby K.G. Andersson

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 180.00

    For many decades, investigations of the behaviour and implications of radioactive contamination in the environment have focused on agricultural areas and food production. This was due to the erroneous assumption that the consequences of credible contaminating incidents would be restricted to rural areas. However, due to the Chernobyl accident, more... more...