The Nuclear Arms Race: Technology and Society

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McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1990 - History - 554 pages
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This new edition of a very current interdisciplinary book covers both technical material and social issues, to give readers of all backgrounds a sense of the overall implications of the arms race. Weapons are the primary focus of the book, with the history of their development and nuclear politics included in the introductory chapters. There is a thorough discussion of global nuclear exchange, which considers the consequences of an all-out nuclear war, the psychological impact of the threat and actual nuclear war; the atomic bombings of Japan; and the biological effects of radiation from nuclear weapons.

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Contents

Our Nuclear Predicament
3
History of the Nuclear Arms Race
9
Strategic Arsenals and Delivery Systems
49
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