9780205742547

Atomic Age America

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205742547

  • ISBN 10:

    0205742548

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 11/04/2012
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Examines atomic energy as a lens to 20thand 21st-century America. Atomic Age Americalooks at the broad influence of atomic energy-focusing particularly on nuclear weapons and nuclear power-on the lives of Americans within a world context. The text examines the social, political, diplomatic, environmental, and technical impacts of atomic energy on the 20thand 21stcenturies, with a look back to the origins of atomic theory. Learning Goals Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Develop a background in the origins of atomic theory and atomic science View nuclear technologies within the historical context in which they were created and used Understand how atomic energy helped frame the second half of the 20thcentury, and how it continues to influence in the 21st Note:MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit:www.mysearchlab.comor you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205819133 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205819133.

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