AUTHORCarlisle, Rodney P., Ed.
TITLEEncyclopedia of the Atomic Age
PUBLISHERFacts on File
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED2001
ISBN0-8160-4029-X


This volume covers the time period from the discovery of fission in 1938 to the end of atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons by the United States and the Soviet Union in 1961. Entries include events, persons, and scientific or technical discoveries linked to weapons production and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Contributions of individuals, decisions of political leaders, and controversies of the period form the content of many entries. The work contains useful illustrations, maps, and tables as well as a chronology of the period and a good bibliography.


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