Scientists and the Development of Nuclear Weapons: From Fission to the Limited Test Ban Treaty 1939-1963 (The Control of Nature)

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Here the development of nuclear weapons is viewed from the perspective of the scientist. From the discovery of fission to the Manhattan Project, to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the arms race and early steps toward arms control, this book provides a context for developments in the period 1939-1963.
Lawrence Badash traces the course of this tumultuous and apocalyptic period with scientific clarity and sympathetic understanding.

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Lawrence Badash is Professor of History of Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and head of its program in History of Science.

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"[Badash's] admirable book . . . is authoritative (good bibliography), and yet it is good reading."

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