Croom Helm--London: Allanheld, Osmun Publishers, 1983. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xxxi, , 255,  pages. Glossary. Illustrations. Bibliography. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Pencil erasure residue on half title. Published in cooperation with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research. This study sets out to analyze one of the most disquieting and controversial aspects of the current arms race. The risk of unintentional nuclear war is being assessed differently according to the which in which this phenomena is conceived. The threat of unintentional nuclear wear, and of an inadvertent nuclear global holocaust arising therefrom, has been felt from the very beginning of the modern strategic system.
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Washington DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1971. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , viii, 732 pages. Index. Pre-title page states Senate Documents, Vol.4-6, International Cooperation in Outer Space Symposium. Pencil erasure residue on fep. Ex-library with few library markings. Ex-United States Senate Library. Cover has slight wear and soiling. This symposium on "International Cooperation in Outer Space" brings together the contributions of 48 authors were were actively engaged in international space activities. As heads of operating agencies or as participants in research and development programs, the contributors have drawn upon their special knowledge and experience to produce the comprehensive information embodied in this document.
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1989. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 417,  pages. Figures. Tables. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Inscribed on fep, signed "Jack". Some yellow highlighting noted. Slightly cocked. Jacques S. Gansler, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics,was the third ranking civilian at the Pentagon from 1997 to 2001. Gansler was responsible for all research and development, acquisition reform, logistics, advanced technology, environmental security, defense industry, and numerous other security programs. Perviously, Dr. Gansler held a variety of positions in government and the private sector, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Material Acquisition), Assistant Director of Defense Research and Engineering (Electronics), Vice President of ITT, and engineering and management positions with Singer and Raytheon Corporations. Throughout his career, Dr. Gansler has written, published and taught on subjects related to his work. He is the author of Defense Conversion: Transforming the Arsenal of Democracy; Affording Defense, , The Defense Industry, and Ballistic Missile Defense: Past and Future. He has published numerous articles in Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, International Security, Public Affairs, and other journals as well as newspapers and frequent Congressional testimonies. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Gansler points the way towards a national security policy that will enable the United States to proceed, safely and prosperously, towards the 21st century. The author offers sensible proposals for reform and revitalization.
Philadelphia, PA: Foreign Policy Research Institute, 1984. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xviii, 258 pages. Glossary. Notes. Appendices. Cover has some wear and discoloration. Adam M. Garfinkle (born June 1, 1951 in Washington, D.C.) is the founding editor of The American Interest, a bimonthly public policy magazine. He was previously editor of The National Interest. He has been a university teacher and a staff member at high levels of the U.S. government. He was a speechwriter to Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. He was editor of The National Interest and left to edit The American Interest in 2005. Francis Fukuyama, Eliot Cohen, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Josef Joffe, and Ruth Wedgwood were among the magazine's founding leadership. Early in his career, Garfinkle worked at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania and The Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He served on the staff of the National Security Study Group of the US Commission on National Security/21st Century (the Hart-Rudman Commission), as an aide to General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. and an assistant to Senator Henry M. Jackson. Garfinkle has a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.
Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2002. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xvii, , 412,  pages. Note to the Paperback Edition. An Optional Review of Units and Dimensions. Illustrations. Notes. For Further Reading. Index. Richard Lawrence Garwin (born April 19, 1928) is an American physicist, widely known to be the author of the first hydrogen bomb design. After graduating from the University of Chicago, Garwin joined the physics faculty there and spent summers as a consultant to Los Alamos National Laboratory working on nuclear weapons. Garwin was the author of the actual design used in the first hydrogen bomb in 1952. He was assigned the job by Edward Teller, with the instructions that he was to make it as conservative a design as possible in order to prove the concept. He also worked on the development of the first spy satellites, for which he was named one of the ten founders of national reconnaissance. He was the catalyst for the discovery and publication of the Cooley–Tukey FFT algorithm, today. He worked on gravitational waves. He has been granted 47 patents and has published over 500 papers. In December 1952, he joined IBM's Watson laboratory, where he worked continuously until 1993. He is currently IBM Fellow Emeritus at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center. Garwin served on the U.S. President's Science Advisory Committee from 1962–65 and 1969–72. He has been a member of the JASON Defense Advisory Group since 1966. He chaired the Arms Control and Nonproliferation Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of State. He served on the Defense Science Board. He also served on the Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States in 1998.
Brookfield, CT: Twenty-First Century Books, 2001. Third Printing. 128, index, usual library markings, DJ lightly pasted to boards An in-depth explanation of the ease of manufacture and distribution of lethal chemical and biological weapons and the terrorist organizations thathave access to them. The author also includes a discussion of deployment scenarios and defense strategies. A very hot current events issue sure to engage and inform.