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The Resource Spying without spies : origins of America's secret nuclear surveillance system, Charles A. Ziegler and David Jacobson

Spying without spies : origins of America's secret nuclear surveillance system, Charles A. Ziegler and David Jacobson

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Spying without spies : origins of America's secret nuclear surveillance system
Title
Spying without spies
Title remainder
origins of America's secret nuclear surveillance system
Statement of responsibility
Charles A. Ziegler and David Jacobson
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides the first documented description of the genesis and institutionalization of America's nuclear surveillance system. It traces the development of covert technical methods for assessing the nuclear capability of foreign powers from the introduction of these techniques in World War II to 1949, when they were successfully employed to detect the test of Russia's first atomic bomb. Ziegler and Jacobson examine the planning for the system as well as the technical and organizational obstacles that had to be overcome before it could be implemented. They describe the government decision-making processes and the ways individuals and groups with different beliefs and interests were mobilized in support of the program. They also explore the relationships between the intelligence and scientific communities that were forged in this process
Action
Committed to retain
Cataloging source
DLC
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1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ziegler, Charles A.
Index
index present
LC call number
U264.3
LC item number
.Z54 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jacobson, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Military surveillance
  • Military surveillance
  • Nuclear weapons
  • United States
  • Inlichtingendiensten
  • Kernwapens
  • Kernwaffentest
  • Überwachungstechnik
  • USA
  • Kernwaffentest
  • Überwachungstechnik
  • USA
Label
Spying without spies : origins of America's secret nuclear surveillance system, Charles A. Ziegler and David Jacobson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. World War II Origins of Radiological Surveillance -- Ch. 2. Postwar Hindrances to Rapid Development -- Ch. 3. Technical Progress: 1945-1946 -- Ch. 4. The Organizational Dust Settles -- Ch. 5. Birth of the Monitoring Organization -- Ch. 6. Technical Progress: 1946-1947 -- Ch. 7. Sandstone and Fitzwilliam -- Ch. 8. Pressures to Become Operational -- Ch. 9. Vested Interests and Committee Politics -- Ch. 10. Building Alliances and the Interim Net -- Ch. 11. The Detection of Joe-1 and Beyond
Control code
31009938
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9780275950491
Lccn
94033263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)31009938
Label
Spying without spies : origins of America's secret nuclear surveillance system, Charles A. Ziegler and David Jacobson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. World War II Origins of Radiological Surveillance -- Ch. 2. Postwar Hindrances to Rapid Development -- Ch. 3. Technical Progress: 1945-1946 -- Ch. 4. The Organizational Dust Settles -- Ch. 5. Birth of the Monitoring Organization -- Ch. 6. Technical Progress: 1946-1947 -- Ch. 7. Sandstone and Fitzwilliam -- Ch. 8. Pressures to Become Operational -- Ch. 9. Vested Interests and Committee Politics -- Ch. 10. Building Alliances and the Interim Net -- Ch. 11. The Detection of Joe-1 and Beyond
Control code
31009938
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9780275950491
Lccn
94033263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)31009938

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