Doom Towns

Doom Towns

The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing : A Graphic History

Graphic Novel - 2017
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The history of atomic testing is usually told as a story about big technology, big science, and complex global politics. Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing explains critical technological developments and the policies that drove weapons innovation within the context of thespecific environments and communities where testing actually took place. The book emphasizes the people who participated, protested, or were affected by atomic testing and explains the decision-making process that resulted in these people and places becoming the only locations and groups to actuallyexperience nuclear warfare during the Cold War.The graphic history presents various viewpoints directly linked to primary sources that reveal the complexity and uncertainty of this history to readers, while also providing evidence and access to archives to help them explore this controversial topic further and to reach their own informedconclusions about this history.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9780199375905
Characteristics: xlii, 337 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 40026578795


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