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A nuclear winter"s tale

science and politics in the 1980s

by Lawrence Badash

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radioactivity -- History -- 20th century,
  • Climatic changes -- History -- 20th century,
  • Science -- History -- 20th century,
  • Science and state -- History -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementLawrence Badash.
    SeriesTransformations, studies in the history of science and technology
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC794.98 .B325 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22515325M
    ISBN 109780262012720
    LC Control Number2008039040


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