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Bombs in the backyard

atomic testing and American politics

by A. Costandina Titus

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Published by University of Nevada Press in Reno .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- Environmental aspects -- United States.,
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.,
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-229) and index.

      StatementA. Costandina Titus.
      SeriesNevada studies in history and political science ;, no. 25
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsU264 .T58 2001
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 242 p. :
      Number of Pages242
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6790080M
      ISBN 100874173701
      LC Control Number00051245

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      Fifty years later, author A. The system they created, which led among other things to the technology that gave us the Internet, was not only subject to glitches and crashes, it was also too brittle to survive any serious Soviet attack, too inflexible to give presidents good choices at what would have been the most Bombs in the backyard book moments in world history and too subject to error to be relied on. Ina couple of forestry workers in Canada came across one of the unexploded balloon bombs, which still posed enough of a danger that a military bomb disposal unit had to blow it up. At the same time as Bly residents were absorbing the loss they had endured, over the spring and summer of more than 60 Japanese cities burned — including the infamous firebombing of Tokyo. The balloons remained afloat through an elaborate mechanism that triggered a fuse when the balloon dropped in altitude, releasing a sandbag and lightening the weight enough for it to rise back up. Many of the new factories were located around Delhi.

      In addition to high-explosive and incendiary bombsthe Germans could use poison gas and even bacteriological warfare, all with a high degree of accuracy. Authorities provided stoves and bathrooms and canteen trains provided food. The human race was smart enough to build these bombs. However, this yearly dose rate is on the order of 30 times greater than the peacetime exposure rate of 2. Many civilians found that the best way to retain mental stability was to be with family, and after the first few weeks of bombing, avoidance of the evacuation programmes grew. Costandina Titus reviews contemporary nuclear policy issues concerning the continued viability of that site for weapons testing.


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