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Romancing The Atom

Author : Robert R. Johnson
ISBN : 9780313392795
Genre : History
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This book presents a compelling account of atomic development over the last century that demonstrates how humans have repeatedly chosen to ignore the associated impacts for the sake of technological, scientific, military, and economic expediency. * Draws from top-secret government and military documents from the history of atomic development, archival documents from the Library of Congress, and letters from Albert Einstein and other prominent scientists during the 1950s and 1960s * Presents chronological histories of events such as the displacement and relocation of the Bikini Islanders, uranium mines on Native American lands, and the cleanup of a secret uranium milling facility in a residential neighborhood in Oxford, Ohio * Contains various maps including radioactive cleanup sites in the United States and other parts of the world * Includes many photographs and illustrations that accompany the text * Provides a bibliography containing a significant collection of books, magazine articles, newspaper reports, movies, comics, government documents, and other related archival materials
Category: History

Romancing Antiquity

Author : George E. McCarthy
ISBN : 0847685292
Genre : Philosophy
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In this unique and comprehensive book, George McCarthy examines the influence of Greek philosophy, literature, arts, and politics on the development of twentieth-century German social thought. McCarthy demonstrates that the classical spirit vitalized thinkers such as Weber, Heidegger, Freud, Marcuse, Arendt, Gadamer, and Habermas. With the romancing of antiquity, they transformed their understanding of the modern self, political community, and Enlightenment rationality. By viewing contemporary social theory from the framework of the classical world, McCarthy argues, we are capable of thinking beyond the limits of modernity to new possibilities of human reason, science, beauty, and social justice.
Category: Philosophy

The Nuclear Age

Author : William Sweet
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003998924
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Discusses the technology and economics of commerical nuclear reactors, effects of radiation, catastrophic reactor accidents and their effect on the future of nuclear power plants, the arms race and "Star Wars."
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Winged And Garlanded Nike

Author : S. G. Scott
ISBN : UOM:39015076155574
Genre : Fiction
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Similar in dynamics to Californias Gold Rush were demographic, environmental and financial impacts from the trillions of dollars the Department of Defense disbursed into California during the Cold War. While the gold rush era was a frenzy of exploitation, the defense rush was the opposite for a tidal wave of fortune poured into the State, and it became emblematic of what President Eisenhower called the Military-Industrial Complex. This novel links these two exploitative times through Fernville, a town whose roots are from the 19th-century gold rush, but its sustenance is the 20th-century missile rush and its characters, despite distractions of romance and mystery over thirty years, cannot ignore the glint from gold and the shadow cast by uranium. The novel takes place in 1955 and 1986, two watershed years of the Cold War. If whimsey and a slight parody tend to intrude in the distant narratives of 1955, they are brought up short by the hard edge of reality in those of 1986. The characters find their relationships drastically change over those years, through the pitfalls of sex and uranium.NIKE, an easy read in spite of its troll through the ugly years of the Cold War, gives a slanted and wicked portrayal of life inside the secret missile industry in 1955. A murder mystery parallels a more serious narrative that greed, hubris and character flaw, along with the playing out of those dark and lurking contingencies, can potentially visit disaster upon both an individual and a society.
Category: Fiction

Fuse Magazine

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113518679
Genre : Arts
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Women In Chemistry

Author : Marelene F. Rayner-Canham
ISBN : UOM:39015043801235
Genre : Science
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Eilhard Mitscherlich (1794-1863) holds an important position among the chemists who created the basis of postLavoisier chemistry. His discoveries of iso- and polymorphism; his pioneering work on catalysis; and his research on benzene and benzene derivatives, the formation of ethers, and alchoholic fermentation belong to the truly fundamental achievements of classical chemistry. In 1822, at the instigation of his mentor Berzelius, Mitscherlich became the successor of Klaproth both as member of the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences and as full professor at the Friedrich-Wilhelm University. Despite his long quarrels with Liebig, the most influential chemist in Germany, Mitscherlich remained the most eminent representative of chemistry in Prussia. When he died, an epoch of chemistry in Berlin drew to an end.
Category: Science

Half Lives

Author : Lucy Jane Santos
ISBN : 9781785786082
Genre : Science
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'Half Lives shines a light on the shocking history of the world's toxic love affair with a deadly substance, radium. Unnerving, fascinating, informative and truly frightening.' Hallie Rubenhold, author of The Five Lucy Jane Santos presents the surprising history of radium in everyday life. Of all the radioactive elements discovered at the end of the 19th century, it was radium that became the focus of both public fascination and entrepreneurial zeal. Half Lives tells the fascinating, curious, sometimes macabre story of the element through its ascendance as a desirable item – a present for a queen, a prize in a treasure hunt, a glow-in- the-dark dance costume – to its role as a supposed cure-all in everyday 20th-century life, when medical practitioners and business people (reputable and otherwise) devised ingenious ways of commodifying the new wonder element, and enthusiastic customers welcomed their radioactive wares into their homes. Historian Lucy Jane Santos – herself the proud owner of a formidable collection of radium beauty treatments – delves into the stories of these products and details the gradual downfall and discredit of the radium industry through the eyes of the people who bought, sold and eventually came to fear the once-fetishized substance. She reveals a new history of radium, one in which the stories of those previously dismissed as quacks and fools are brought to life, as part of a unique examination of the interplay between science and popular culture. 'In Half Lives, Lucy Santos transports us back to a time when consumers wondered whether mixing radium into chicken feed might result in eggs that could hard-boil themselves; when diners cheerfully drank radioactive cocktails that glowed in the dark; and when people used toothpaste containing lethal thorium oxide in the pursuit of healthy gums. Santos unpicks fact from fiction and exhibits a masterful grasp of a complex area of science history that is so often mistold. Half Lives is a delightfully disturbing book that reminds us all of the age-old Latin maxim, 'caveat emptor.' Dr Lindsey Fitzharris, bestselling author of The Butchering Art 'With verve and vivacity, Lucy Jane Santos conducts her readers on a unique tour of the twentieth century's most significant scientific discovery. Before the R-word threatened destruction, it offered hope for the future -- teeth would glow white, cocktails would shine in the dark and cancer would be vanquished. This evocative account puts people and their emotions centre-stage of science's past.' Dr Patricia Fara
Category: Science

Romancing Decay

Author : Michael St. John
ISBN : UOM:39015049529186
Genre : Literary Collections
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19 The Lateness of the World, or How to Leave the Twentieth Century -- Bibliography -- Index
Category: Literary Collections

Romancing In Tin Plate

Author : Roy Rutherford
ISBN : MINN:31951000810181L
Genre : Tinplate
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Traffic World

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ISBN : UOM:39015080025649
Genre : Physical distribution of goods
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Category: Physical distribution of goods

Peterson Magazine

Author : Charles Jacobs Peterson
ISBN : MINN:31951002807867E
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Leopards In The Temple

Author : Steven Carter
ISBN : UOM:39015053496587
Genre : History
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What is the role of the traditional Judeo-Christian concept of otherness in a secularized, high-tech society such as our own? In a world governed by the extensions of man--television, the telephone, the automobile, and the Internet--what happens to cultural values once held to be spiritual? In Leopards in the Temple: Selected Essays 1990-2000, Steven Carter explores the myriad ways in which technology and its "muses"--media entertainment and advertising, the so-called culture of electronics plus capitalism--are in the process of recycling metaphysical values in postmodern American life.
Category: History

Exposition And Persuasion

Author : Robert Dee Brown
ISBN : STANFORD:36105049222826
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Tarr

Author : Wyndham Lewis
ISBN : EAN:4064066053512
Genre : Fiction
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Set in the bohemian milieu of pre-war Paris, Tarr shows two artists, the Englishman Tarr and the German Kreisler, and their struggles with money, women and social situations.
Category: Fiction