Bombing the Marshall Islands: A Cold War Tragedy

Bombing the Marshall Islands: A Cold War Tragedy

by Keith M. Parsons, Robert A. Zaballa


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107697904
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/26/2017
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 1,278,277
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Keith M. Parsons, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, has won awards for both teaching and research. He has published in diverse fields including the philosophy of science, the history of science, the philosophy of religion, and logic and critical thinking.

Robert Zaballa is a physicist specializing in nuclear physics. His areas of research include models of excited nuclei, high energy heavy ion collisions, and quantum space-time. In addition to teaching physics at the college level, he is currently employed as a radiographer at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Sunrise in the West: snow in the tropics; 1. Operation crossroads: the World's first nuclear disaster; 2. The coming of the 'Super'; 3. Runaway bomb; 4. The victims of Bravo; 5. Monsters and movements: the cultural 'Fallout' of nuclear testing; 6. Bikini postmortem I: public perceptions and official obsessions; 7. Bikini postmortem II: nuclear policy and nuclear tests; Epilogue. Back to Bikini?; Appendix 1. Ultimate weapons; Appendix 2. Radiation exposure, dosage, and its biomedical effects; Notes; Bibliography.

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