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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

Paperback Published: 20th May 2019
ISBN: 9780745339207
Number Of Pages: 176

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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.
 

ISBN: 9780745339207
ISBN-10: 0745339204
Series: Radical Geography
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 20th May 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.72  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.23

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