Nuclear Reactions

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Nuclear Reactions explores the nuclear consensus that emerged in postWorld War II America, characterized by widespread support for a diplomatic and military strategy based on nuclear weapons and a vision of economic growth that welcomed nuclear ener…
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    Nuclear Reactions explores the nuclear consensus that emerged in postWorld War II America, characterized by widespread support for a diplomatic and military strategy based on nuclear weapons and a vision of economic growth that welcomed nuclear energy both for the generation of electricity and for other peaceful and industrial uses. Unease about the environmental consequences of nuclear energy and weapons development became apparent by the early 1960s and led to the first challenges to that consensus.The documents in this collection address issues such as the arms race, mutually assured destruction, the emergence of ecosystems ecology and the environmental movement, nuclear protests, and climate change. They raise questions about how nuclear energy shapedand continues to shapethe contours of postwar American life. These questions provide a useful lens through which to understand the social, economic, and environmental tradeoffs embedded within American choices about the use and management of nuclear energy.

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    Filformat
    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2017
    Forlag
    University of Washington Press
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780295999630
    Sider
    352

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