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Britain, Australia and the Bomb : The Nuclear Tests and their Aftermath - Lorna Arnold

Britain, Australia and the Bomb

The Nuclear Tests and their Aftermath

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9781403921017
Number Of Pages: 322

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Britain, Australia and the Bomb tells the story of the unique partnership between the two countries to develop nuclear weapons in the 1940s and 1950s. This new edition includes fresh evidence about the weapons under development, the effects of the tests on participants, and the recent clean-up of the testing range.

'This compelling book gives an authoritative and admirably lucid account of British nuclear tests in Australia in the 1950s and provides an invaluable guide to the environmental and health consequences of those tests. It is very good to have it reissued and brought up to date.' - David Holloway, Stanford University, USA



'It is written in a very clear and readable style, and is well worth reading for interest alone...It provides an essential and authoritative reference for anyone seriously interested in the nuclear tests and the subsequent controversies' - Professor Chris Hamer, Journal of Contemporary History

List of Tables, Figures and Mapsp. vii
List of Photographsp. viii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
Atomic Policies and Policymakersp. 1
Why Australia?p. 17
Hurricane - 1952p. 29
Totem - 1953p. 49
A Pregnant Pause: 1953-56p. 73
Maralinga - A Permanent Proving Groundp. 87
Mosaic - 1956p. 106
Buffalo -1956p. 138
'There Must be Further Trials to Come': Weapons Planning, 1956-57p. 172
Antler and Afterp. 189
Kittens, Rats and Vixensp. 215
The Maralinga Range after 1963p. 235
Health and Safety and the National Radiological Protection Board Studiesp. 254
In Retrospectp. 268
Memorandum of Arrangements between the United Kingdom and Australian Governmentsp. 287
Memorandum Respecting the Termination of the Memorandum of Arrangements between the United Kingdom and Australian Governments of 7 March 1956, concerning the Atomic Weapons Proving Ground-Maralingap. 291
Notesp. 293
Bibliographyp. 314
Indexp. 317
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ISBN: 9781403921017
ISBN-10: 1403921016
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.02  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2