Atomic Age America

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ISBN : 0205742548

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Examines atomic energy as a lens to 20th and 21st-century America.


Atomic Age America looks at the broad influence of atomic energy—focusing particularly on nuclear weapons and nuclear power—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.


Learning Goals

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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