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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In more than 500 alphabetically arranged main entries averaging less than one page in length, this volume aims to give students and general readers a guide to the "Atomic Age" (1938-1961), with some coverage of important events and persons before and after the target date range. Emphasis is placed on important personalities, political decisions, terminology, controversies, and applications of nuclear power. Examples of entries include Eisenhower, Dwight David; German atomic bomb project; Low-level waste; Potsdam Conference; and Tritium. Many entries explain the status and history of nuclear power in individual countries and identify emerging nuclear powers. Illustrations include captioned black-and-white photographs, maps, and charts. Entries have cross-references and many include suggested reading lists of a few books. Other features are an informative introductory essay, a list of scientific and technical abbreviations, a list of acronyms, a chronology, a bibliography, and a thorough index.
The inclusion of maps and numerous photographs gives this volume an advantage over Historical Encyclopedia of Atomic Energy (Greenwood, 2000). Historical Encyclopedia extends coverage to the present and has longer suggested reading lists, bibliography, and chronology. Its bibliography is arranged by source type while that of Encyclopedia of the Atomic Age is a simple list. Encyclopedia of the Atomic Age is the more scholarly of the two, having entries written by authorities in the field. The entries on scientific and technical terms include more technical detail than those in Historical Encyclopedia of Atomic Energy.
Encyclopedia of the Atomic Age is easy to use, with entries that are clearly written and understandable for the general reader. It covers the topic thoroughly and is a convenient, one-stop companion for the study of the topic. Recommended for public and academic libraries. RBB
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