Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation A Reference Handbook

ISBN-10: 1576073610

ISBN-13: 9781576073612

Edition: 2002

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From the Manhattan Project to Saddam Hussein's covert nuclear program, this title provides an overview of the world's nuclear weapons and the various attempts to control them.
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 10/17/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 375
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface
History of Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation
Early Scientific Developments
Military Uses of Nuclear Fission
U.S. Use of Nuclear Weapons against Imperial Japan
Early Efforts to Control Nuclear Weapons
Expanding the Nuclear Club and Weapon Arsenals
Renewed Efforts at Control under Eisenhower
Development of Delivery Systems: Bombers, Missiles, and Submarines
Efforts to Halt Atmospheric Nuclear Testing
The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Limited Test Ban Treaty
New Nuclear Powers and the Evolution of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty of 1970
The Early 1970s: Detente and the Beginnings of U.S.-Soviet Nuclear Arms Control
Efforts to Halt Horizontal Proliferation to New Countries
The Late 1970s and 1980s: From Arms-Racing to Negotiated Reductions
New Threats to the Nonproliferation Regime: Iraq and North Korea
Successes in International Nonproliferation Efforts in the Early to Mid-1990s
New Threats to the Nonproliferation Regime: The Late 1990s to the Present
Today's Nuclear Dilemma
References and Further Reading
Issues and Controversies
Nuclear Weapons and Their Role during the Cold War
What Is the Role of Nuclear Weapons Today?
Are Nuclear Weapons Safe?
What Is the "Right" Number of Nuclear Weapons?
Could Terrorists Acquire Nuclear Weapons and Bomb-Making Material?
Environmental and Health Effects of Nuclear Weapon Production
Why Haven't Nuclear Weapons Spread to More Countries?
Missile Defenses and Efforts to Defend against Nuclear Attacks
The Debate on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
Efforts to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons
Final Considerations
References and Further Reading
Chronology
References and Further Reading
People and Events
People
Bhabha, Homi Jehangir (1909-1966)
Caldicott, Helen Broinowski (1938-)
Fuchs, Klaus (1911-1988)
Khan, Abdul Qadeer (1936-)
Kurchatov, Igor (1903-1960)
Nie Rongzhen (1899-1992)
Oppenheimer, J. Robert (1904-1967)
Rotblat, Joseph (1908-)
Sakharov, Andrei (1921-1989)
Teller, Edward (1908-)
Events
U.S. Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: August 1945
U.S. Test of First Thermonuclear (Hydrogen) Device, Mike: November 1, 1952
Cuban Missile Crisis: October 1962
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: July 1968
Nuclear Weapons Freeze Demonstration: June 12, 1982
Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (November 1991-)
Disclosure of South Africa's Dismantled Nuclear Weapon Program: March 24, 1993
U.S.-North Korean Agreed Framework: October 21, 1994
India and Pakistan Test Nuclear Weapons: May 1998
Facts and Documents
Facts
Nuclear Materials and Technologies
Worldwide Nuclear Weapon Stockpiles
Nuclear Testing
Nuclear Weapon-Free Zones
Radioactivity and Human Health
The Cost of Nuclear Weapons
Documents
Letter from Albert Einstein to President Roosevelt
Petition to President Truman from Scientists at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory
The U.S. Military Order to Drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan
Official U.S. Report on the Atomic Bomb's Effects in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The Founding Document of the Nonproliferation Regime
Agreements Reached at the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference
International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on Nuclear Weapons
Report of the Canberra Commission on Nuclear Disarmament
U.S.-Russian Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (Moscow Treaty)
Organizations, Associations, and Governmental Agencies
International Organizations
U.S. Government Agencies
Nongovernmental Organizations
Selected Print and Nonprint Resources
Print Resources
Books
Selected Governmental and Nongovernmental Reports
Periodicals
Nonprint Resources
CD-ROM
Videos and Films
Websites
Glossary and Acronyms
Index
About the Authors
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