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Disarming Doomsday : The Human Impact of Nuclear Weapons since Hiroshima - Becky Alexis-Martin

Disarming Doomsday

The Human Impact of Nuclear Weapons since Hiroshima

Hardcover Published: 15th June 2019
ISBN: 9780745339214
Number Of Pages: 192

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Since before the first atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, the history of nuclear warfare has been tangled with the spaces and places of scientific research and weapons testing, armament and disarmament, pacifism and proliferation. Nuclear geography gives us the tools to understand these events as well as the extraordinary human cost of nuclear weapons. Disarming Doomsday explores the secret history of nuclear weapons by studying the places they build and tear apart, from Los Alamos to Hiroshima. It looks at the legacy of nuclear imperialism from weapons testing on Christmas Island and across the South Pacific, as well as the lasting harm this has caused to both indigenous communities and the soldiers that were ordered to conduct tests. Tying these complex geographies together for the first time, Disarming Doomsday takes us forward, describing how geographers and geotechnology continue to shape nuclear war and imagining ways to help prevent it in the future.

Industry Reviews

'What's louder than an atom bomb? The deafening silence that surrounds the apathy our contemporary culture has for the prospect of nuclear annihilation. 'Disarming Doomsday' awakens our sensibilities to the symbolic and actual violence of nuclear war.' -- Simon Springer, author of 'The Anarchist Roots of Geography'
'A true gem - an unparalleled glimpse into the lives of global communities still deeply impacted by atomic technologies. Wonderful for teaching or developing a grounded understanding of this immense history' -- Stephanie A. Malin author of 'The Price of Nuclear Power: Uranium Communities and Environmental Justice'
'An informed and insightful account of contemporary nuclear issues which proposes a geographically-centred analysis of the causes and consequences of nuclear warfare' -- Rachel Woodward, author of 'Military Geographies'

ISBN: 9780745339214
ISBN-10: 0745339212
Series: Radical Geography
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 15th June 2019
Publisher: Pluto Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39

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