The last half of the twentieth century has often been called the "Atomic Age," a name that has not faded even with the end of the Cold War. Nuclear testing in India and Pakistan, along with continuing tensions over weapons development in Iraq and China, has kept issues surrounding the use of nuclear energy at the forefront of world consciousness. Written by an expert in nuclear history, the Encyclopedia of the Atomic Age is a definitive resource, with more than 500 well-researched, accessible entries on the people, events, and institutions that have shaped and defined this crucial historical era. The volume presents a balanced viewpoint on many of the hotly debated issues of the period, with international coverage of both the peaceful use of nuclear energy and the controversial arena of nuclear weapons development. Entries Include: Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty; Niels Bohr; Cuban Missile Crisis; Enola Gay; Fail-Safe; Gamma radiation; Hiroshima; Isotope; Limited Test Ban Treaty; Meltdown; Nagasaki; Quantum Theory; Radioactive waste; Salt; I and II; Three Mile Island; Warsaw Treaty Organization; Yalta Conference; Zero Option.
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Descrizione libro Facts on File, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX081604029X
Descrizione libro Facts on File, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 081604029X