The Bomb: A Life / Edition 1

The Bomb: A Life / Edition 1

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by Gerard J. DeGroot
     
 

The Bomb has killed hundreds of thousands outright, condemned many more to lingering deaths, and made vast tracts of land unfit for life. For decades it dominated the psyches of millions, becoming a touchstone of popular culture, celebrated or decried in mass political movements, films, songs, and books. DeGroot traces the life of the Bomb from its birth in… See more details below

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The Bomb has killed hundreds of thousands outright, condemned many more to lingering deaths, and made vast tracts of land unfit for life. For decades it dominated the psyches of millions, becoming a touchstone of popular culture, celebrated or decried in mass political movements, films, songs, and books. DeGroot traces the life of the Bomb from its birth in turn-of-the-century physics labs of Europe to a childhood in the New Mexico desert of the 1940s, from adolescence and early adulthood in Nagasaki and Bikini, Australia and Kazakhstan to maturity in test sites and missile silos around the globe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674022355
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,298,585
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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