The politics and technology of nuclear proliferation /

Politics and technology intersect in the international effort to prevent nuclear proliferation. Written for scientists, policy makers, journalists, students, and concerned citizens, The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation makes a highly complex subject understandable. This comprehensive...

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Main Author: Mozley, Robert Fred, 1917-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Seattle : University of Washington Press, c1998.
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
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Summary:Politics and technology intersect in the international effort to prevent nuclear proliferation. Written for scientists, policy makers, journalists, students, and concerned citizens, The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation makes a highly complex subject understandable. This comprehensive overview provides information about both the basic technologies and the political realities. Methods of producing weapon materials - plutonium and highly enriched uranium - as well as their use in bombs are described in detail, as is the generally successful international effort to prevent the spread of the ability to make nuclear weapons.
In explaining the problems the world will face if nuclear weapons become generally available, Mozley summarizes and reviews the methods used to prevent proliferation and describes the status of those nations involved in trade in nuclear materials.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiii, 316 p.)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-308) and index.
ISBN:9780295802534
0295802537