Atomic Age America (Paperback)Martin V. Melosi (author)
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Examines atomic energy as a lens to 20th and 21st-century America.
Atomic Age America looks 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 20th and 21st centuries, with a look back to the origins of atomic theory.
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 20th century, and how it continues to influence in the 21st
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 232 x 178 x 13 mm
"I think that the author strikes a good balance between accessibility and density. The author gives students a very readable history."
-Daniel Murphy, Hanover College
"Outstanding, especially once the narrative moves into the 1930s. The thematic emphasis on the alteration of science's role within American society is sharp and does an excellent job of framing the narrative."
-John Turner, University of South Alabama
"Very well done. I especially liked the section on movie imagery and the atomic age, which should be of interest to students."
-Todd Good, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
"I can see assigning such a text in both my upper-division postwar America history course and U.S. diplomatic history course...I can certainly also foresee assigning the book to my survey class(es.)"
-Daniel J. Snyder, University of South Carolina
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