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The Resource A short history of nuclear folly, Rudolph Herzog ; translated by Jefferson Chase

A short history of nuclear folly, Rudolph Herzog ; translated by Jefferson Chase

Label
A short history of nuclear folly
Title
A short history of nuclear folly
Statement of responsibility
Rudolph Herzog ; translated by Jefferson Chase
Title variation
Mad scientists, dithering Nazis, lost nukes, and catastrophic cover-ups
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"A blackly sardonic people's history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastrophe."--Jacket flap
Member of
Summary
The celebrated German historian and author of Dead Funny presents a chronicle of the most ill-advised projects involving the atom by world powers, from atomic blunders and close calls to cover-ups and forgotten episodes of near disaster
Tone
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10175943
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Herzog, Rudolph
Dewey number
363.17/9909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
TK9152
LC item number
.H4713 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Chase, Jefferson S
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True
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  • Nuclear accidents
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear energy
Target audience
adult
Label
A short history of nuclear folly, Rudolph Herzog ; translated by Jefferson Chase
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Der verstrahlte Westernheld und anderer Irrsinn aus dem Atomzeitalter
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-236) and index
Contents
After the bomb, the world's most dangerous invention -- The red bomb -- The myth of tactical nuclear war -- The radioactive cowboy, or How Alaska got the bomb -- Swords into plowshares -- The doomsday machine -- Flying reactors -- How safe is safe? -- Atomic Australia -- The deadly detours of nuclear medicine -- Broken arrows
Control code
ocn822959895
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
252 p.
Isbn
9781612191737
Other physical details
ill., plans
System control number
(OCoLC)822959895
Label
A short history of nuclear folly, Rudolph Herzog ; translated by Jefferson Chase
Publication
Note
Translation of: Der verstrahlte Westernheld und anderer Irrsinn aus dem Atomzeitalter
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-236) and index
Contents
After the bomb, the world's most dangerous invention -- The red bomb -- The myth of tactical nuclear war -- The radioactive cowboy, or How Alaska got the bomb -- Swords into plowshares -- The doomsday machine -- Flying reactors -- How safe is safe? -- Atomic Australia -- The deadly detours of nuclear medicine -- Broken arrows
Control code
ocn822959895
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
252 p.
Isbn
9781612191737
Other physical details
ill., plans
System control number
(OCoLC)822959895

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