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The Resource Project Plowshare : the peaceful use of nuclear explosives in Cold War America, Scott Kaufman

Project Plowshare : the peaceful use of nuclear explosives in Cold War America, Scott Kaufman

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Project Plowshare : the peaceful use of nuclear explosives in Cold War America
Title
Project Plowshare
Title remainder
the peaceful use of nuclear explosives in Cold War America
Statement of responsibility
Scott Kaufman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by President Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" speech, scientists at the Atomic Energy Commission and the University of California's Radiation Laboratory began in 1957 a program they called Plowshare. Joined by like-minded government officials, scientists, and business leaders, champions of "peaceful nuclear explosions" maintained that they could create new elements and isotopes for general use, build storage facilities for water or fuel, mine ores, increase oil and natural gas production, generate heat for power production, and construct roads, harbors, and canals. By harnessing the power of the atom for nonmilitary purposes, Plowshare backers expected to protect American security, defend U.S. legitimacy and prestige, and ensure access to energy resources. Scott Kaufman's extensive research in nearly two dozen archives in three nations shows how science, politics, and environmentalism converged to shape the lasting conflict over the use of nuclear technology. Indeed, despite technological and strategic promise, Plowshare's early champions soon found themselves facing a vocal and powerful coalition of federal and state officials, scientists, industrialists, environmentalists, and average citizens. Skeptical politicians, domestic and international pressure to stop nuclear testing, and a lack of government funding severely restricted the program. By the mid-1970s, Plowshare was, in the words of one government official, "dead as a doornail." However, the thought of using the atom for peaceful purposes remains alive
Cataloging source
AZK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaufman, Scott
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Project Plowshare (U.S.)
  • Project Plowshare (U.S.)
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear explosions
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear explosions
  • United States
  • Énergie nucléaire
  • Armes nucléaires
Label
Project Plowshare : the peaceful use of nuclear explosives in Cold War America, Scott Kaufman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : promoting the peaceful atom -- A plan of biblical proportions -- Just drop us a card -- A program on hold -- From moratorium to test ban -- The complexities of canal construction -- Nuclear testing, nonproliferation, and Plowshare -- Making headway? -- Plowshare goes down under -- Dead as a doornail -- Conclusion : back from the dead?
Control code
ocn961660821
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801465833
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40021710559
  • 10.7591/9780801465833
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8h8s0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961660821
Label
Project Plowshare : the peaceful use of nuclear explosives in Cold War America, Scott Kaufman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : promoting the peaceful atom -- A plan of biblical proportions -- Just drop us a card -- A program on hold -- From moratorium to test ban -- The complexities of canal construction -- Nuclear testing, nonproliferation, and Plowshare -- Making headway? -- Plowshare goes down under -- Dead as a doornail -- Conclusion : back from the dead?
Control code
ocn961660821
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801465833
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40021710559
  • 10.7591/9780801465833
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8h8s0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961660821

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