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Nuclear Winter's Tale Science and Politics in the 1980s

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ISBN-10: 0262012723

ISBN-13: 9780262012720

Edition: 2009

Authors: Lawrence Badash, L. Badash

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Book details

List price: $9.75
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/10/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 424
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Lawrence Badash was Professor Emeritus of History of Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He authored Kapitza, Rutherford, and the Kremlin and Scientists and the Development of Nuclear Weapons: From Fission to the Limited Test Ban Treaty.

Preface
Background
Nuclear Peril
Scientific Disciplines in Isolation, 1
Those with Obvious Connections to Nuclear War
Scientific Disciplines in Isolation, 2
Those with Less Obvious Connections to Nuclear War
Science, Politics, and Carl Sagan: Through 1983
The Origin of Nuclear Winter
Publicity
Concern about the Good Name of Science�and with Getting the Message Across
Politics and the Arms Race
Policy and the Arms Race
A Cold Day in Hell: Activities and Antagonisms, 1984-85
More Publicity
Inside the Beltway, 1984
Bureaucracy and Bickering
Inside the Beltway, 1985
A Frenzy of Research
Report after Report
Looking at Moscow
Strategic Analyses
More Policy Questions
Other Voices, and Some Echoes
Smoldering Issues: 1986 and Afterward
Scientific Progress and Controversy
Politics and Policy
Evaluation
Epilogue
Notes
Index