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Doom Towns : The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing, a Graphic History (Paperback) (Andrew G. Kirk)

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The history of atomic testing is usually told as a story about big technology, big science, and complex global politics. Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing explains critical technological developments and the policies that drove weapons innovation within the context of the specific environments and communities where testing actually took place. The book emphasizes the people who participated, protested, or were affected by atomic testing and explains the decision-making process that resulted in these people and places becoming the only locations and groups to actually experience nuclear warfare during the Cold War. The graphic history presents various viewpoints directly linked to primary sources that reveal the complexity and uncertainty of this history to readers, while also providing evidence and access to archives to help them explore this controversial topic further and to reach their own informed conclusions about this history.
Number of Pages: 337
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Andrew G. Kirk
Language: English
Street Date: September 30, 2016
TCIN: 51499947
UPC: 9780199375905
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-0651
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