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The British Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1952-2002 - Dr. Frank Barnaby

The British Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1952-2002

By: Dr. Frank Barnaby (Editor), Dr. Douglas Holdstock (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th July 2003
ISBN: 9780714683171
Number Of Pages: 168

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The first British nuclear weapon test took place in Australia in October 1952 and British nuclear weapons have been a source of controversy ever since. In this book, scientists, doctors, peace researchers and others assess the military value, political impact, health effects and legality of the programme and tell the story of opposition to successive generations of weapons. With the future of Trident soon to come under review, this book questions whether British nuclear weapons should have a future.

Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Plates, Maps and Tablesp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xv
Glossaryp. xvii
Forewordp. xxi
Introductionp. 1
British Nuclear Weapons Policyp. 12
Legality of British Nuclear Weaponsp. 23
The Nuclear Battlefieldp. 32
My First Trip to Ground Zerop. 47
Why I Rejected Nuclear Weaponsp. 51
Resisting the British Bomb
The Early Yearsp. 56
The 1980sp. 64
Recent Timesp. 71
British Nuclear Tests and the Indigenous People of Australiap. 76
Cleaning-Up Maralingap. 91
Long-term Health Effects in UK Test Veteransp. 101
Health Effects at Homep. 115
Nuclear Terrorism: Today's Nuclear Threatp. 122
An End to British Nuclear Weapons?p. 131
Afterwordp. 137
British Nuclear Weaponsp. 145
British Nuclear Weapon Testsp. 147
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weaponsp. 149
Some Useful Websitesp. 157
Indexp. 159
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ISBN: 9780714683171
ISBN-10: 0714683175
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 30th July 2003
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1