AUTHORGrodzins, Morton / Rabinowitch, Eugene, Eds.
TITLEThe Atomic Age: Scientists in National and World Affairs Articles from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1945-1962
PUBLISHERBasic Books
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1963
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This book is a collection of 65 articles from the Bulletin of of the Atomic Scientists published between 1945 and 1962 that concern the relationships of science and society, especially the threats posed by nuclear weapons. The collection is organized in four parts: “Failure,” “Peril,” “Fear,” and “Hope.” The first part discusses the beginning of the atomic era and the failure of international control of nuclear weapons. “Peril” and “Fear” describe the consequences of the nuclear arms race. "Hope" presents the results of international efforts by scientists and others to control nuclear weapons. One set of articles discusses the Pugwash conferences, gatherings at which scientists from the United States, the Soviet Union, and other countries met to discuss arms control. Many of the articles were written by key scientists in the era after World War II, and 12 of them were authored by Eugene Rabinowitch. The book is an excellent resource for insight into the views of scientists of the time.


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