Conservation Fallout: Nuclear Protest at Diablo Canyon (Paperback)John Wills (author)
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Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
John Wills . . . does a fine job detailing the growth of the grassroots opposition to the plant in California, but more importantly demonstrates how the issues raised by protestors reflected a larger national struggle with the societal and environmental implications of progress and the realities of the emerging atomic age. -- Journal of the West"
Wills blazes his own significant trail in the Atomic West, crafting an accessible environmental and social history of California s controversial Diablo nuclear plant, grounded in an extensive foundation of archival research and first-person interviews. . . . Wills s insistence on keeping the environment at the heart of his narrative is one of Conservation Fallout s greatest strengths, establishing it as an important piece of environmental history and a valuable resource for students and scholars of the Atomic West. -- Western Historical Quarterly"
Wills s deft prose and incisive conclusions go a long way to explaining the quixotic crusade against Diablo Canyon and its ambiguous legacy. -- Historian"