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The Atomic Energy Commission under Nixon : Adjusting to Troubled Times - Glenn T. Seaborg

The Atomic Energy Commission under Nixon

Adjusting to Troubled Times

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Published: 15th June 1993
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In this revealing book Nobel Laureate Glenn T. Seaborg tells what it was like to be chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission during the Nixon presidency. He draws extensively from his meticulously kept diary, enabling the reader to be a fly on the wall during meetings with Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and other key policy makers. During the Nixon period, the debate over how to deal with the Soviets on nuclear issues and arms control remained central. On the domestic scene efforts to promote and regulate the growth of a nuclear power industry were complicated by a rising tide of environmental protest. Dr. Seaborg describes how the Atomic Energy Commission, shorn of much of the political immunity of its early years, sought to maintain its programmes and ultimately its very existence, while besieged by competing pressures from the White House, other government agencies, anti-nuclear activists, industry, state governments, and Congress.

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Prologue: Brief Encounters
Explosions
The Perils of Plowshare
Testing the ABM Warhead
Arms Control
The Nonproliferation Treaty
SALT
The Advice of Scientists
Furor Over Radiation Standards
Monticello
The Environmental Onslaught
Challenges from Within
Lowering the Limits
Rise and Fall of the Breeder
Getting off the Ground
Issues Along the Way
Crash Landing
Administrative Matters
A Matter of Justice
The End of the Road
Epilogue
AEC Commissioners During Chairmanship of Glenn T. Seaborg
AEC Organization Chart at End of 1971
List of Works Cited
Index
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ISBN: 9780312078997
ISBN-10: 0312078994
Series: St Martins Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 15th June 1993
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1