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Author Josephson, Paul R.

Title Red atom : Russia's nuclear power program from Stalin to today / Paul R. Josephson.

Publication Info. Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2005, 2000]

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Edition First University of Pittsburgh Press pbk. edition.
Description 1 online resource (x, 352 pages) : illustrations, map.
Series Pitt series in Russian and East European studies
Series in Russian and East European studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references in "notes" (pages 310-337) and indexes.
Contents The reactor in the garden -- Nuclear breeders : technological determinism -- Nuclear concrete -- Nuclear engines : technology as panacea -- Nuclear chickens : out of the frying pan, into the ionizing radiation -- A stellar promise : the display value of fusion power -- Reactors for the republics -- Nuclear explosions peaceful and otherwise.
Summary "Red Atom takes a behind-the-scenes look at the history of the Soviet Union's peaceful use of nuclear power. It explores both the projects and the technocratic and political elite who were dedicated to increasing state power through technology. And it describes the political, economic, and environmental fallout of Chernobyl." "A story of big science run amok, Red Atom illuminates the problems that can befall any society heavily invested in large-scale technology."--Jacket.
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Subject Nuclear energy -- Former Soviet republics -- History -- 20th century.
Nuclear industry -- Former Soviet republics -- History -- 20th century.
Nuclear energy -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 20th century.
Nuclear industry -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 20th century.
Former Soviet republics -- Politics and government.
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government.
Nuclear weapons -- Soviet Union.
Nuclear industry -- Soviet Union.
Nuclear industry -- Government policy -- Soviet Union.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Josephson, Paul R. Red atom. First University of Pittsburgh Press pbk. edition 0822958813 (OCoLC)60661573
ISBN 9780822978473 (electronic bk.)
0822978474 (electronic bk.)