eBook Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Sarah J. Diehl
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  • ISBN-10: 159884072X
  • ISBN-13: 9781598840728
  • DDC: 355.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 335 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007
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Overview

Fully updated and revised since its initial publication, Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation, Second Edition explores all key issues related to the proliferation of nuclear weapons and efforts to curb them, from the U.S. atomic bomb project during World War II to current debates on nuclear terrorism, North Korea's nuclear test, and Iran's enrichment program.

Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation, Second Edition clarifies weapons-related policy debates from both U.S. and international perspectives, offering a detailed look at current technologies, arsenals, weapons tests, and nonproliferation efforts. Readers will find expert analysis of such crucial recent events as Libya's disarmament, the failed WMD search in Iraq, A.Q. Khan's nuclear technology black market, "dirty bombs," developments in North Korea and Iran, and the U.S. plan to aid India's nuclear program -- plus recent progress (or lack thereof) on a range of treaties and initiatives.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Selected Titles in Abc-Clio's Contemporary World Issues Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Special U.S. Issues.
Chronology.
4: Biographical Sketches.
5: Hans Bethe (1906-2005).
6: Homi Jehangir Bhabha (1909-1966).
7: Hans Blix (1928-).
8: Niels Bohr (1885-1962).
9: Helen Broinowski Caldicott (1938-).
10: Mohamed ElBaradei (1942-).
11: Klaus Fuchs (1911-1988).
12: Leslie Groves (1896-1970).
13: Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976).
14: Abdul Qadeer Khan (1936-).
15: Igor Kurchatov (1903-1960).
16: Ernest Lawrence (1901-1958).
17: Nie Rongzhen (1899-1992).
18: J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967).
19: Linus Pauling (1901-1994).
20: Joseph Rotblat (1908-2005).
21: Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989).
22: Lewis L. Strauss (1896-1974).
23: Leo Szilard (1898-1964).
24: Edward Teller (1908-2003).
25: Mordechai Vanunu (1954-).
26: Data and Documents.
27: Data.
28: Nuclear Materials and Technologies.
29: Documents.
30: Directory of Organizations.
31: International Organizations.
32: U.S. Government Agencies.
33: Nongovernmental Organizations.
34: Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Authors.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Selected Titles in Abc-Clio's Contemporary World Issues Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Special U.S. Issues.
Chronology.
4: Biographical Sketches.
5: Hans Bethe (1906-2005).
6: Homi Jehangir Bhabha (1909-1966).
7: Hans Blix (1928-).
8: Niels Bohr (1885-1962).
9: Helen Broinowski Caldicott (1938-).
10: Mohamed ElBaradei (1942-).
11: Klaus Fuchs (1911-1988).
12: Leslie Groves (1896-1970).
13: Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976).
14: Abdul Qadeer Khan (1936-).
15: Igor Kurchatov (1903-1960).
16: Ernest Lawrence (1901-1958).
17: Nie Rongzhen (1899-1992).
18: J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967).
19: Linus Pauling (1901-1994).
20: Joseph Rotblat (1908-2005).
21: Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989).
22: Lewis L. Strauss (1896-1974).
23: Leo Szilard (1898-1964).
24: Edward Teller (1908-2003).
25: Mordechai Vanunu (1954-).
26: Data and Documents.
27: Data.
28: Nuclear Materials and Technologies.
29: Documents.
30: Directory of Organizations.
31: International Organizations.
32: U.S. Government Agencies.
33: Nongovernmental Organizations.
34: Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Authors.