Tomsk: 1996. Wraps. 56 pages. Minor ink corrections to text noted. Illustrated front cover. Scuff on front cover. Format is 5.75 inches by 8 inches. The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident. It occurred on 25–26 April 1986 in the No. 4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near the now-abandoned town of Pripyat, in northern Ukraine, approximately 104 km (65 mi) north of Kiev. The event occurred during a safety test which simulated a station blackout power-failure, in the course of which safety systems were intentionally turned off. A combination of inherent reactor design flaws and the reactor operators arranging the core in a manner contrary to the checklist for the test, resulted in uncontrolled reaction conditions. Water flashed into steam generating a destructive steam explosion and a subsequent open-air graphite fire. This fire produced considerable updrafts. These lofted plumes of fission products into the atmosphere. The estimated radioactive inventory that was released during this phase approximately equaled in magnitude the airborne fission products released in the initial destructive explosion. This radioactive material precipitated onto parts of the western USSR and Europe.
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Washington DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2015. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. vii, , 51,  pages. Table. Notes. Cover has slight wear and soiling. James M. Acton is a British academic and scientist. He is a senior associate of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Acton was a member of the faculty of the Department of War Studies at King's College, London. Acton’s research projects have included analyses of IAEA safeguards in Iran, verifying disarmament in North Korea and preventing novel forms of radiological terrorism. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) is a foreign-policy think tank with centers in Washington D.C., Moscow, Beirut, Beijing, Brussels, and New Delhi. The organization describes itself as being dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910 by Andrew Carnegie, its work is not formally associated with any political party of the United States. Its headquarters building, prominently located on the Embassy Row section of Massachusetts Avenue, was completed in 1989 on a design by architecture firm Smith, Hinchman & Gryll. It also hosts the embassy of Papua New Guinea in the U.S.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 2011. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. , 33,  pages. Illustrations. Sources of Figures and Tables. Endnotes. Appendix lists Interviews and Personal Presentations. Cover has slight wear and soiling. This report is the product of research conducted during the Fall of 2010, by a team of graduate students from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and School of Engineering and Applied Science. Team members traveled to South Korea, China, and Japan where they interviewed elected and appointed government officials, academics, scientists, and members of nongovernmental organizations. The group also conducted research in the United States, including interviews with experts on nuclear fuel cycle issues, and discussions with officials from the United States Government. Most officials spoke candidly about sensitive issues on the condition that their comments remain off the record. In accordance with their wishes, attribution of opinions and insights has been restricted where necessary.
Oxford: SIPRI [Stockholm International Peace Research Institute] and Oxford University Press, 1997. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. xxxii, 502,  pages. Footnotes. Glossary. Abbreviations, acronyms and conventions. Sources. Tables. Figures. Index. Stamp of institution and date in ink on verso. Plutonium and highly enriched uranium (HEU) are the basic materials used in nuclear weapons. Plutonium also plays an important part in the generation of nuclear electricity. Knowing how much plutonium and HEU exists, where and in which form is vital for international security and nuclear commerce. For the first time, this book provides a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of the amounts of plutonium and HEU in military and civilian programs, in nuclear and non-nuclear weapon states, and in countries seeking to acquire nuclear weapons. The capabilities that exist for producing these materials around the world are examined in depth. Containing much new information, this book is indispensable to all those concerned with three great contemporary issues in international nuclear relations: arms reductions in the United States and the former Soviet Union, nuclear proliferation, and the roles of plutonium and enriched uranium in the nuclear fuel-cycle.
Oxford: SIPRI [Stockholm International Peace Research Institute] and Oxford University Press, 1993. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. xxv, , 246 pages. Footnotes. Glossary. Abbreviations, acronyms and conventions. Sources. Tables. Figures. Index. Stamp of institution on verso. Plutonium and highly enriched uranium (HEU) are the basic materials used in nuclear weapons. Plutonium also plays an important part in the generation of nuclear electricity. Knowing how much plutonium and HEU exists, where and in which form is vital for international security and nuclear commerce. For the first time, this book provides a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of the amounts of plutonium and HEU in military and civilian programs, in nuclear and non-nuclear weapon states, and in countries seeking to acquire nuclear weapons. The capabilities that exist for producing these materials around the world are examined in depth. Containing much new information, this book is indispensable to all those concerned with three great contemporary issues in international nuclear relations: arms reductions in the United States and the former Soviet Union, nuclear proliferation, and the roles of plutonium and enriched uranium in the nuclear fuel-cycle.
New York: Times Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2004. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 263,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear, soiling Ink notation on fep. Graham Tillett Allison, Jr. (born 23 March 1940) is an American political scientist and professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is renowned for his contribution in the late 1960s and early 1970s to the bureaucratic analysis of decision making, especially during times of crisis. His book Remaking Foreign Policy: The Organizational Connection, co-written with Peter Szanton, was published in 1976 and had some influence on the foreign policy of the administration of President Jimmy Carter which took office in early 1977. Since the 1970s, Allison has also been a leading analyst of U.S. national security and defense policy, with a special interest in nuclear weapons and terrorism. Allison has been heavily involved in U.S. defense policy since working as an advisor and consultant to the Pentagon in the 1960s. He has been a member of the Secretary of Defense's Defense Policy Board from 1985. He was a special advisor to the Secretary of Defense (1985–87) and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy and Plans (1993–1994), where he coordinated strategy and policy towards the states of the former Soviet Union. President Bill Clinton awarded Allison the Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, for "reshaping relations with Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan to reduce the former Soviet nuclear arsenal."
New Your: Ambassade de France, Service de Presse et D'Information [Embassy of France, Press and Information Service], 1960. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Staplebound. 4 and 34,  pages. Illustrations. Some page discoloration. Some ink notations (marks to cover page, names and affiliations and comments on page 34. This is a four page press release announcing the first French atomic explosive test. Attached is an English Translation of the French "White Paper" (Advance Edition). This is a 38 page document of which 34 pages are numbered and the front and back sheets are not. The last sheet has a chart of the Organization of Research and Development, Manufacture and testing of Nuclear Weapons. Page 34 is a list of the French Defense Ministers from June 1953 to June 1958 to which in ink additions have been made bringing the list up to circa 1960. The Press Release addresses: Why?, How?, Where? The White Paper has a Summary, Preamble, Historical Survey, The Role and Action of the CEA, The Role and Action of the Ministre des Armees, and Cost.
La Grange Park, IL: 1995. Wraps. vii, , 86 pages. Footnotes. Institution stamp on title page with date in ink. Among the members of the Special Panel were: Glen Seaborg, Harold Bengelsdorf, Harold Agnew, Alexander Haig, Bertrand Goldschmidt, and Rudolph Rometsch. Laid in is a related item (11 pages and business card) of the key conclusions and recommendations and other information. The American Nuclear Society (ANS) established an independent and prestigious panel to publish a report regarding the protection and management of civil and excess weapons plutonium. In terms of approach, ANS focused on several short- and long-term issues. The short-term focus was on the disposition of excess weapons plutonium, while the longer-range issue concerned the disposition of the plutonium being produced in the civil nuclear fuel cycle. The report contains recommendations that the members believed to be vital to US plutonium management policy, it also was intended to serve as a tool for further use.
Washington, DC: Atlantic Council, c 1978. First? Edition. First? Printing. 25 cm, 139, wraps, v.1 only of the 2-vol. set, glossary of acronyms, some wear and soiling to covers, pencil erasure on title page Volume I contains the policy paper; Volume II (not present) contains the appendices to the report.
Amherst, NY: Humanity Books [An Imprint of Prometheus Books], 2003. Fourth Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. vii, , 129,  pages., Bibliography. Index. This is one of the Control of Nature Series. Initial copyright date is 1995. Larry Badash was a UCSB professor emeritus and one of the nation’s most respected historians of science. The author of seven books and numerous articles, Larry taught generations of students during his 36-year career at UCSB. Larry specialized in history of physics and specifically nuclear weapons. Larry’s popular class on “The Bomb” led to the publication of his book Scientists and the Development of Nuclear Weapons: From Fission to the Limited Test Ban Treaty, 1939-1963 (1995). Larry expanded his research on the history of nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons are a product of scientists assembled during World War II at the now legendary Los Alamos laboratory. In 1975 he organized a series of weekly lectures delivered by members of the Los Alamos Project. The gathering included George B. Kistiakowsky, Richard P. Feynman, and Norris Bradbury.
Pinner, Middlesex, England: Fred Barker and Mike Sadnicki, 2001. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Spiral bound. , xxviii, 242,  pages. Tables. Figures. Boxes. Notes. Glossary. Clear plastic sheet (with minor soiling/discoloration) at front and back. Institutional stamp and ink notations on title page. Distribution letter, folded in half, signed by Mike Sadnicki with separate two page 'brief note on the main conclusions' laid in. This study was made possible through a grant from the Research and Writing Initiateo of the Program on Global Security and Sustainability of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The author wrote in their individual capacities but were both associated with the UK's Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM). This group provides independent scrutiny and advice to the UK governments on the long-term management of higher activity radioactive wastes.
Livermore, CA: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2008. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Periodical. 24 cm, 24 pages. Wraps. Illustrations (some in color). 2008 Index. Mailing information printed on rear cover, stamp over mailing information. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is an American federal research facility in Livermore, California, United States, founded by the University of California in 1952. A Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), it is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. In 2012, the laboratory had the synthetic chemical element livermorium named after it. LLNL was established in 1952 as the University of California Radiation Laboratory at Livermore, an offshoot of the existing UC Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley. It was intended to spur innovation and provide competition to the nuclear weapon design laboratory at Los Alamos in New Mexico, that developed the first atomic weapons. Edward Teller and Ernest Lawrence, director of the Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley, are regarded as the co-founders of the Livermore facility. Lawrence tapped 32-year-old Herbert York, to run Livermore. Under York, the Lab had four main programs: Project Sherwood (the Magnetic Fusion Program), Project Whitney (the weapons design program), diagnostic weapon experiments, and a basic physics program. York and the new lab embraced the Lawrence "big science" approach, tackling challenging projects with physicists, chemists, engineers, and computational scientists working together in multidisciplinary teams.
Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2018. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, 261,  pages. Map. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Pub. ephemera laid in. Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr. (Ph.D. Union Institute), ICAS Fellow, is an award winning professor of political science and a retired Marine. He was formerly on the faculty at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College (2005–2010) and the Air Command and Staff College (2003–2005). Dr. Bechtol was an intelligence officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1997 until 2003, serving as the senior analyst for Northeast Asia in the Intelligence Directorate (J2) on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon. He served as editor of the Defense Intelligence Journal from 2004 to 2005. He is the author of North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era: A New International Security Dilemma, The Last Days of Kim Jong-Il: The North Korean Threat in a Changing Era, Defiant Failed State: The North Korean Threat to International Security, and Red Rogue: The Persistent Challenge of North Korea.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2011. presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 28 pages including covers. Color Illustrations. Why magazine is a quarterly publication primarily for employees and retirees of Los Alamos National Laboratory. This publication seems to have been succeeded by AlumniLink in 2014, a bi-monthly publication.
Santa Fe, NM: Rising Tide Press, 1992. First Edition [stated]. Trade paperback. xv, , 150,  pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. Cover has slight wear, soiling, and scuffing. Stanley Berne was an internationally known poet, essayist, and professor of literature at Eastern New Mexico University. His wife is the writer Arlene Zekowski. Together they created the neo-narrative literary form and hosted a popular TV series, Future Writing Today at KENW-TV on PBS. Berne's numerous books include Every Person's Little Book of Plutonium, The Multiple Modern Gods and Other Stories, The Great American Empire, The New Rubaiyat of Stanley Berne, and his final book Body & Soul: How Death is Defeated and the World is Made Better. Berne was a decorated veteran of WWII, although he believed firmly in the peaceful resolution of conflict after having witnessed the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima as a young soldier.