Examines atomic energy as a lens to 20th and 21st-century America.
Atomic Age America looks at the broad influence of atomic energyâ€”focusing particularly on nuclear weapons and nuclear powerâ€”on the lives of Americans within a world context. The text examines the social, political, diplomatic, environmental, and technical impacts of atomic energy on the 20th and 21st centuries, with a look back to the origins of atomic theory.
Upon completing this book readers will be able to:
- Develop a background in the origins of atomic theory and atomic science
- View nuclear technologies within the historical context in which they were created and used
- Understand how atomic energy helped frame the second half of the 20th century, and how it continues to influence in the 21st
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Author : Martin V Melosi
ISBN : 0205742548
Language : English
No of Pages : 384
Edition : 1
Publication Date : 11/14/2012
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 9.06x6.93x0.55
Book weight : 0.01
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