Keeper of the Nuclear Conscience

Keeper of the Nuclear Conscience

The Life and Work of Joseph Rotblat

Book - 2012
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"After Hiroshima, the world woke up to the reality of nuclear weapons. Any future war risked their use and the world was dominated by rival superpowers. A number of scientists felt repelled by the possibility, and the fact that science could have been harnessed to develop such weapons of mass destruction. Notable among them was the Polish born physicist, Josef Rotblat. At a time of personal despair, he had left the Manhattan Project months before the atom bombs were dropped. He did not turn his back on science, but instead resolved to promote social responsibility within science. This biography is the story of Rotblat, and also of his creation, the hugely influential Pugwash Conferences on Science and world affairs, with which he shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995. The story is played out in the frightening and turbulent context of the Second World War, its aftermath, the Cold War, and the tensions that emerged with the collapse of the old order"-- Back Cover.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Description: xviii, 347 p., [8] p. of plates : ports. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780199586585
Branch Call Number: 539.7092 Rot


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