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Introduction: A Most Controversial Technology
Chapter 1 A Community of Scientists: Atomic Theory over the Centuries
Chapter 2 Government Mobilizes the Atom: War, Big Science, and ... MORE
Chapter 3 Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Aftermath: From Total War to Cold War
Chapter 4 The Cold War and Atomic Diplomacy: Deterrence, Espionage, and the Super
Chapter 5 Invincible to Vulnerable in the Age of Anxiety: Massive Retaliation, Fallout, and the Sputnik Crisis
Chapter 6 To the Brink: The Military-Industrial Complex, the Berlin and Cuban Crises, and the Lingering Arms Race
Chapter 7 Too Cheap to Meter, Too Tempting to Ignore: Peaceful Uses of the Atom
Chapter 8 Nuclear Power v. The Environment: The Bandwagon Market, Reactor Safety, and the Energy Crisis
Chapter 9 The Post-TMI World, Chernobyl, and the Future of Nuclear Power
Chapter 10 Pax Atomica—or Pox Atomica--at the End of the Cold War
Chapter 11 Proliferation, Terrorism, and Climate Change: The Atom in the 21st Century
Conclusion: From Hiroshima to Fukushima
Martin V. Melosi is Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor and Director of the Center for Public History at the University of Houston. His primary fields of study are environmental, urban, and energy history. He is the author or editor of nineteen books and more than 85 articles and book chapters, including the award-winning The Sanitary City (2000). In 2000-01 he held the Fulbright Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Paris, University of Helsinki, Tampere Technical University, Peking University, and Shanghai University. He is past-president of the American Society for Environmental History, the Public Works Historical Society, the Urban History Association, and the National Council on Public History.