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Socio-Political Reflections and Civil Defense / Edition 1

Socio-Political Reflections and Civil Defense / Edition 1


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E.P. Wigner, one of the leading scientists involved in the early devel opment of nuclear technology, had always in mind its political and soc ial implications. In the 60s persuing his goal of a peaceful open worl d he began to develop the concept of Civil Defense against nuclear att acks. Looking back one might see this as an alternative to the concept of the Nuclear Shield. The present volume contains a selection of Wig ner's writings on this subject. It is annotated by Conrad Chester.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540572954
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 02/21/2001
Series: The Collected Works , #8
Edition description: 1998
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Wigner on Civil Defense (Annotation by C. Chester).- The Age of MADness 1964-1969.- The Soviets Deploy an Effective Civil Defense System: Urban Evacuation 1969-1976.- The U.S. Government Discovers Soviet Civil Defense 1976-1979.- Recapitulation.

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