Chicago, IL: Henry Regnery Company, 1963. Presumed First Paperback Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xxvii, , 612 pages. Some cover wear. Chronology. Maps. Tabular data. Appendices. Notes Index. Introduction by Willard F. Libby. Name in ink on front cover. The author, a noted diplomatic journalist, concludes that it is impossible to check out a single suspicious seismic event inside the Soviet Union within the time limits necessary for American national security. Willard Frank Libby (December 17, 1908 – September 8, 1980) was an American physical chemist noted for his role in the 1949 development of radiocarbon dating, a process which revolutionized archaeology and palaeontology. For his contributions to the team that developed this process, Libby was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1960. During World War II he worked in the Manhattan Project's Substitute Alloy Materials (SAM) Laboratories at Columbia University, developing the gaseous diffusion process for uranium enrichment. After the war, Libby accepted professorship at the University of Chicago's Institute for Nuclear Studies, where he developed the technique for dating organic compounds using carbon-14. In 1950, he became a member of the General Advisory Committee (GAC) of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). He was appointed a commissioner in 1954, becoming its sole scientist. He sided with Edward Teller on pursuing a crash program to develop the hydrogen bomb, participated in the Atoms for Peace program, and defended the administration's atmospheric nuclear testing. In 1962, he became the Director of the University of California statewide Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP).
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New York: William E. Rudge's Sons, 1946. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 11.25 inches. , 99,  pages. Footnote. Illustrations. Bibliography. DJ is worn, torn, soiled, and chipped. Genealogical Succession table inside the front board. The Table of Contents includes The Pattern of a Family, The Miller's Story, Merchant of Young New York, "C.V.S." and the Roaring Forties, Sons, Oyster Bay, World War I -- and Aftermath; and An Old Tradition and the New York of 1946. There is a book plate inside the rear cover that reads, in part, This book has been paid for by Hugh W. Long and Company, Incorporated...It contains reference to Fundamental Investors, Inc. and Investors Management Fund, Inc, mutual investment companies. William T. Cobb, though a native of Boston, made New York his home city and became a prominent write on business and financial subjects. His intimate knowledge of the city is reflected in his story of the "Oyster Bay" Roosevelts. This is the story of ten generations of a family as it is woven into the fabric of American life. Roosevelt and Son had significant financial ties to the Investors Management Fund.
Livermore, CA: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2009. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches. 127,  pages plus covers. Illustrated front and back covers. Profusely illustrated (most in color). This document was intended to introduce the National Ignition Facility, as it became close to operational, to the broader community. Contents include: In the Beginning, Laser Systems, Construction Site, Laser Bays, Switchyards, Target Bay, Main Laser System, Final Optics, Targets, Experiments, and Missions. Since 2013, NIF has focused on materials and weapons research. Experiments beginning in 2015 FY have used plutonium targets, with a schedule containing 10 to 12 shots for 2015, and as many as 120 over the next 10 years. Plutonium shots simulate the compression of the primary in a nuclear bomb by high explosives, which has not seen direct testing since the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Tiny amounts of plutonium are used in these tests, ranging from less than a milligram to 10 milligrams. The then director of LLNL's Primary Nuclear Design Program, Mike Dunning, noted that "This is an opportunity for us to get high-quality data using a regime that was previously unavailable to us"
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1962. Apollo Edition [stated] Presumed first printing. Trade paperback. x, 262 pages. Illustrations. Books and Journals. Index. Minor damp signs at bottom edge and fore-edge toward the back. Nobel prize-winning scientist discusses nuclear testing and nuclear warfare. Linus Carl Pauling (28 February 1901 – 19 August 1994) was an American chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, peace activist, author, and educator. He published more than 1,200 papers and books, of which about 850 dealt with scientific topics. New Scientist called him one of the 20 greatest scientists of all time, and as of 2000, he was rated the 16th most important scientist in history. For his scientific work, Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954. For his peace activism, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962. Pauling was one of the founders of the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology. His contributions to the theory of the chemical bond include the concept of orbital hybridization and the first accurate scale of electronegativities of the elements. Pauling also worked on the structures of biological molecules, and showed the importance of the alpha helix and beta sheet in protein secondary structure. Pauling's approach combined methods and results from X-ray crystallography, molecular model building, and quantum chemistry. His discoveries inspired the work of James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin on the structure of DNA, which in turn made it possible for geneticists to crack the DNA code of all organisms. In his later years he promoted nuclear disarmament.
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1985. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. ix, , 367,  pages. Cover has some wear and sticker residue. Foreword. Acknowledgments. Chapters include: Our Nuclear Nightmare; A Sense of Direction; The Professor's Tale; The Lawyer's Tale; The Judge's Tale; Soldier, Sailor, Airman--Their Tale; The German Soldier's Tale; The American Soldier's Tale;' The British Politician's Tale, The American Politician's Tale; The Enemy's Tale; The Citizen's Tale, and Law enforcement Campaign. There are an Appendix, Bibliography, and Index. This work examines the application of the principles of international law to nuclear weapons and recommends methods of working for nuclear disarmament.
New York: Pocket Books, 1983. First Printing. Mass market paperback. xiii, , 236,  pages. Wraps. Footnotes. Tables. Appendices. Ex-library with the usual library markings. Covers somewhat scuffed and edges worn. Describes the workings of the Russian political system and discusses the development of the nuclear policies of the Soviet Union. This is described as The Essential Companion Volume to the 1983 Ground Zero Firebreaks War-Peace Game. Earl Molander majored in Chemical and Biological Engineering and went on to be a professor of business at Portland State University for nearly 35 years, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 2010. He also led the Free Market Business Development Institute at PSU. His late brother, Roger Molander majored in Mechanical Engineering and went on to be an arms control strategist and nuclear protest leader in Washington, DC.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1975. First Ballantine Books Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing thus. Mass market paperback. xii, 288,  pages. Bibliography. Index. Bookseller stamp inside back cover. Some wear and soiling to cover. Several corners creased. John Grant Fuller, Jr. (November 30, 1913 – November 7, 1990) was a New England-based American author of several nonfiction books and newspaper articles, mainly focusing on the theme of extraterrestrials and the supernatural. For many years he wrote a regular column for the Saturday Review magazine, called "Trade Winds". His books include We Almost Lost Detroit, The Ghost of Flight 401, Incident at Exeter, and The Interrupted Journey. His book We Almost Lost Detroit (1975) deals with a serious accident at the Fermi nuclear power plant near Detroit. The book title was later the title of a song by Gil Scott-Heron on the No Nukes live album recorded by the Musicians United for Safe Energy.
Somerset, United Kingdom: Haynes Publishing, 2018. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. 195,  pages. Illustrations (many in color). Maps. Abbreviations. Glossary. Minor cover wear, soiling, and corner bumping. This work provides an insight into the science, design and engineering of tactical and strategic nuclear delivery systems. The contents include an Introduction; The new physics; The American bomb; The Russian Bomb; The British Bomb; The French Bomb, The Chinese Bomb, Other Nuclear Powers, The big stick, and Postscript. David Baker (born 1944) is a prolific British space author and self-described space scientist. His description of his career is that he first visited the US in 1962 and returned to work for NASA on the Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs between 1965 and 1984 as a Mission Planning and Analysis Department. He reports that he was present at NASA during Apollo 13 in 1970. He returned to the UK in 1984 and set up an independent consultancy helping countries around the world including India to develop and integrate commercial space technologies for their national space programs. He now works as a journalist, writer and an author. He has published thousands of articles, more than 100 books and contributed to many radio and TV documentaries about space missions in the US and Europe. In the past, he has edited the Aerospace Review, Jane's Aircraft Upgrades and Jane's Space Directory. He is a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) and from 2011 until his resignation in 2021 he was the editor of the BIS's monthly journal, Spaceflight.
Leeds [?]: The Softback Preview [TSP], 2000. Presumed First TSP book club Edition, First printing thus. Trade paperback. x, , 173,  pages. Cover has minor wear and soiling. List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; The Cosmos and the Microworld; Our cosmic habitat I: planets, stars and life; The large number 'N: gravity in the cosmos; Stars, the periodic table, and E; Our cosmic habitat II: beyond our galaxy; The fine-tuned expansion: Dark Matter and [symbol for Omega]' The number [symbol for lambda]: is cosmic expansion slowing or speeding?; Primordial ripples: the Number Q; Our cosmic habitat III: what lies beyond our horizon?; Three dimensions (and more); Coincidence, providence - or multiverse? Notes. Index. The genesis of the universe elegantly explained in a simple theory based on just six numbers by one of the world's most renowned astrophysicists. Martin John Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow, Kt, OM, FRS, FREng, FMedSci, FRAS, HonFInstP (born 23 June 1942) is a British cosmologist and astrophysicist. He is the fifteenth Astronomer Royal, appointed in 1995, and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 2004 to 2012 and President of the Royal Society between 2005 and 2010. After holding postdoctoral research positions in the United Kingdom and the United States, he taught at Sussex University and the University of Cambridge, where he was the Plumian Professor until 1991, and the director of the Institute of Astronomy. Rees is the author of more than 500 research papers, and he made contributions to the origin of cosmic microwave background radiation, and to galaxy clustering and formation. His studies of the distribution of quasars led to final disproof of steady state theory.
Bloomington, IN: 1stBooks, 2005. Revised Edition. Trade paperback. xvi, 357,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Carter Plymton Hydrick has been a professional writer and communicator for over a quarter century. While Critical Mass is his first book, he has written or produced hundreds of scripts, articles, and advertisements, as well as written, produced and directed over 100 film and video productions, including work on feature films. He has served as director of corporate communications for a Fortune 500 company, and as a global marketing executive for one of the world's largest computer companies. On May 19, 1945, eleven days after the surrender of Nazi Germany in Europe, a U-boat was escorted into Portsmouth Naval Yard, New Hampshire. News reporters covering the surrender of U-234 were ordered, contrary to all previous and later U-boat surrender procedures, to keep their distance from crew members and passengers of U-234, on threat of being shot by the attending Marine guards. Why the tight security? Buried in the nose of the specially-built mammoth boat, sealed in cylinders “lined with gold,” was 1,120 pounds of enriched uranium labeled “U235”the fissile material from which atom bombs are made. Critical Mass documents how these Nazi bomb components were then used by the Manhattan Project to complete both the uranium bomb dropped on Hiroshima and the plutonium bomb dropped on Nagasaki, to defeat the Japanese and win World War Two and global domination in the modern age.
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2017. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. , 183,  pages. Illustrations. Contents include: Preface, Introduction, Getting Out of Dodge, Learning the Power of the Atom, Wilkommen in Deutschland, Working Area One, Familiar Faces, Culture Shock, Nuke Training and Investigations, Broken Arrow and the NWTI, Operation Silent Echo, The Final Days of the 64th Ordnance Company, America or Bust, Epilogue, References and Further Reading, and Index. From the early 1950s until 1992, the U.S. Army deployed thousands of nuclear warheads throughout Europe as a deterrent to Soviet ambitions. The end of the Cold War saw the decommissioning of much of the U.S. nuclear arsenal and the phasing out of support personnel. This memoir by one of the Army's last "glow worms" chronicles his career as a nuclear weapons specialist--from 17-year-old recruit to participant in Operation Silent Echo, codename for the removal of all tactical warheads throughout Asia and Europe.
Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2001. Fourth paperbound printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xi, , 233,  pages. Map. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Signed on the title page. Contents include Preface; Introduction; The Origins of Los Alamos; The Construction and Naming of Trinity; Theoretical Considerations; The Question of Weather; The Blast; The Aftermath I: Fallout; The Aftermath II: Cattle, Film and People; The International Legacy; The Local Legacy; and Epilogue. This is an award-winning work! Szasz joined the UNM Department of History in 1968 and earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Rochester the following year. His scholarship included American intellectual history, American religious history, religion in the American West, early atomic age, the "old" social and intellectual history, especially dealing with the impact of Scotland on the West. He taught U.S. history survey courses, the history of World War II, and a number of undergraduate and graduate seminars. During the 1985-86 academic year Szasz was the Fulbright Professor of American Studies at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, where, in addition to his university duties, he lectured extensively throughout Scotland, England and Wales. In 1985 Szasz received an "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" award and during his 43 years of teaching he had more than 20,000 students. 'In this tightly focused, lucidly written and thoroughly researched book, Szasz, a professor at the University of New Mexico, describes the events, personalities and scientific processes that led to the detonation of the first atomic bomb in an isolated stretch of New Mexican desert...' ---New York Times Book Review.
Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 1995. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xi, , 85,  pages. Footnotes. Minor cover wear and soiling. This was prepared for the United States Air Force under Project Air Force. Discusses rationales for the continued existence of West European nuclear forces. Chapter One by Nicholas Witney is on The British Nuclear Deterrent--A European Vocation; Chapter Two by Olivier Debouzy is entitled A European Vocation for the French Nuclear Deterrent?; Chapter Three by Robert A. Levine is entitled An American View. Nick Witney is a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. His topics of focus range from the European Security and Defence Policy to the Middle East Peace Process. Witney previously served as the first chief executive of the European Defence Agency in Brussels. Olivier Debouzy is a French lawyer and defence analyst and is a member International Institute Strategic Studies. Dr. Levine graduated from Harvard College in 1950 and received his Ph.D. in economics from Yale in 1957. In 1956, Dr. Levine moved to Los Angeles. From 1974 to 1975, Dr. Levine returned to New York to serve as President of the New York City RAND Institute. A longtime employee of the RAND Corporation, Dr. Levine also served in the Office of Economic Opportunity as Chief Planner for the War on Poverty from 1965 to 1968 and as Deputy Director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1975 to 1979.
London: The Macmillan Press Ltd., 1980. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 160 pages. Ex-library with usual library markings. DJ in plastic sleeve, glued to boards. This was published for The Royal Institute of International Affairs. The contents include: List of Abbreviations, Introductions, Chapters on The Nuclear Bias; From Skybolt to Polaris; The Problem of Strategy; The Labour Government and Nuclear Weapons 1964-1970; Chevaline; The Problem of Replacement; Cruise Missiles versus Ballistic Missiles; Defence Priorities; Arms Control; The Strategic Context; Nuclear Politics in Europe; and Rationales. This work includes Appendices on: Submarines; Characteristics of SLBMs; Expenditure on Nuclear Weapons (current Lm); Breakdown of Costs of Nuclear Strategic Forces; Manpower; Polaris Missile Tests; and Underground Nuclear Tests. There are also Notes and an Index. Sir Lawrence David Freedman, KCMG, CBE, PC, FBA (born 7 December 1948) is Emeritus Professor of War Studies at King's College London. He has been described as the "dean of British strategic studies" and was a member of the Iraq Inquiry. Freedman held positions at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) before he was appointed, in 1982, Professor of War Studies at King's College London. He was head of the department until 1997. In 2000, he was the first head of the college's School of Social Science and Public Policy. From 2003 to December 2013, he was a Vice Principal at King's College London. He retired from King's in December 2014. Freedman was the official historian of the Falklands campaign.
Scotts Valley, California: Createspace, 2013. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. vii, , 120,  pages. Introduction: How I found the Libertarian Party; Part I: he Philosophical Side; Part II: The Practical Side. The author is a former 3M manufacturing engineer and management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, with an MBA. He became active in politics, serving as national Executive Director of the Libertarian Party. Among the topics addressed are: What is a Libertarian?, Libertarians on 25 issues, The Libertarian Party Platform, History of the Libertarian Party, and Famous libertarians.
Los Alamos, NM: Pajarito Publications, 1972. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 5.375 inches by 8.5 inches. Illustrated front and back covers. 64 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Index. Bibliography. Signed by the author inside the front cover. Cover has slight wear and soiling. This is a history of Los Alamos, New Mexico before the dawn of the atomic age, the Manhattan Project, and the first atomic explosion. A secret World War II project started here after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, known as the Manhattan Project, producing the first atomic weapons... The Contents are: Prologue: Los Alamos Before the Dawn; An Oasis of Wonder; The Geologic Beginnings; Birth and Death of the Volcano; Carving the Modern Landscape; People of the Shadows; On the Fringes of History; Under the Sword of Spain; The Land Grant System; Taming the Plateau; and Los Alamos Ranch School.
New York: Harper (an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers), 2015. First U. S. Edition [stated], First printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 360,  pages. Minor soiling at the bottom of several early pages. Inscribed on the fep. Inscription reads Robert Best wishes Matt Ridley. Contents include: Prologue--The General Theory of Evolution; The Evolution of the Universe; The Evolution of Morality; The Evolution of Life; The Evolution of Genes; The Evolution of Culture; The Evolution of Economy; The Evolution of Technology; The Evolution of the Mind; The Evolution of Personality; The Evolution of Education; The Evolution of Population; The Evolution of Leadership; The Evolution of Government; The Evolution of Religion; The Evolution of Money; The Evolution of the Internet; and Epilogue: The Evolution of the Future. Sources and Further Reading. Also contains Index. Matthew White Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley, DL, FRSL, FMedSci (born 7 February 1958), is a British journalist and businessman. He is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics. He has written several science books, including The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (1994), Genome (1999), The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (2010) and The Evolution of Everything: How Ideas Emerge (2015). He publishes a blog and has been a regular contributor to The Times newspaper. Ridley is a libertarian, and a staunch supporter of Brexit. He inherited the viscountcy in February 2012 and was a Conservative hereditary peer from February 2013, with an elected seat in the House of Lords, until his retirement in December 2021.
Boston: Da Capo Press, 1983. Later printing. Trade paperback. xviii, 464,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Appendixes. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. This is an unabridged republication of the first edition published in New York in 1962, here supplemented with a new Introduction by Edward Teller. General Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer were the two men chiefly responsible for the building of the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos, code name "The Manhattan Project." As the ranking military officer in charge of marshaling men and material for what was to be the most ambitious, expensive engineering feat in history, it was General Groves who hired Oppenheimer (with knowledge of his left-wing past), planned facilities that would extract the necessary enriched uranium, and saw to it that nothing interfered with the accelerated research and swift assembly of the weapon. This is his story of the political, logistical, and personal problems of this enormous undertaking which involved foreign governments, sensitive issues of press censorship, the construction of huge plants at Hanford and Oak Ridge, and a race to build the bomb before the Nazis got wind of it. The role of Groves in the Manhattan Project has always been controversial. In his new introduction the noted physicist Edward Teller, who was there at Los Alamos, candidly assesses the general's contributions-and Oppenheimer's-while reflecting on the awesome legacy of their work. The new Introduction by Edward Teller provides information and perspective not available in the original edition of this important memoir and project history.
Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing Company, 1984. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Quarto. xix, , 342 , pages. VOLUME I ONLY. DJ has some wear, tears, chips and soiling. Illustrations. Maps. Figures. Tables. Footnotes. Glossary. Index. Cover has some wear, soiling, small tears at top and bottom of spine, and a crease at the lower front cover. Foreword by Frank von Hippel. Overview and history of nuclear weapons developments, descriptions of the 25 warheads in the U.S. weapons stockpile, and details on each delivery system (missile, submarine, aircraft, and artillery gun). Also discusses future warheads being planned and developed. Contains over 200 illustrations and tables. This Nuclear Weapons Databook is for those who want to understand the nuclear arms race and are not frightened by numbers. This first volume is the most authoritative and complete reference work available on U.S. forces and capabilities. Dr. Thomas B. Cochran is a consultant to the Natural Resources Defense Council where he began working in 1973. Prior to retiring in 2011, he was a senior scientist and held the Wade Greene Chair for Nuclear Policy at NRDC, and was director of its Nuclear Program until 2007. He has served as a consultant to numerous government and non-government agencies on energy, nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear reactor and nuclear waste matters. Dr. Cochran received his Ph.D. in Physics from Vanderbilt University in 1967.
Stockholm, New York: Almqvist & Wiksell, Humanities Press, 1970. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 39,  pages plus original covers. Footnotes. Text is in English. Ex-library with usual library markings. This appears to have been issued in wraps and hardbound by the library in blue buckram. This pamphlet has an Introduction and then addresses the Prospects for Applications of Nuclear Explosives, Implications for Arms Control, An International Approach to Policy Questions, International Arrangements for Conducting Peaceful Applications, and Conclusions. The author was on the faculty of the State University of New York at Stoney Brook at one time. This document was produced in association with SIPRI, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is an international institute based in Stockholm. It was founded in 1966 and provides data, analysis and recommendations for armed conflict, military expenditure and arms trade as well as disarmament and arms control. The research is based on open sources and is directed to decision-makers, researchers, media and the interested public. SIPRI's organizational purpose is to conduct scientific research in issues on conflict and cooperation of importance for international peace and security, with the goal of contributing to an understanding for the conditions for a peaceful solution of international conflicts and sustainable peace. SIPRI was ranked among the top three non-US world-wide think tanks in 2014 by the University of Pennsylvania Lauder Institute's Global Go To Think Tanks Report. In 2020, SIPRI ranked 34th amongst think tanks globally.
New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1945. presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. ix, , 211,  pages. Frontispiece. Illustrations. 96 Sections. Appendix on "Personnel of The Project". Index. DJ has wear, tears, soiling and chips, and is in a plastic sleeve. Bookseller sticker inside front cover. Tear at top of front cover inside hinge, strengthened with a little glue. Very early post Atomic Bomb work. Gessner G. Hawley was the Chief Technical Editor of Reinhold Publishing. Sigmund Leifson was Head, Department of Physics at the University of Nevada. From the Preface this book is based on facts drawn from thoroughly reliable sources. The portion dealing with the details of the atomic bomb project follows closely the report prepared for the War Department by Professor H. D. Smyth of Princeton, and some of the preliminary background material is digested from certain fundamental articles in Science and Time. Bassoni's "Energy and Matter: and Darrow's "Renaissance fo Physics" have also been helpful sources of general information. Many details related to the bomb project, which are contained in Professor Smyth's report, have been either subordinated or omitted, in an effort to give the reader the essential facts in a logically coordinated manner. If information that is interesting and pertinent is not given, it is because response to security requirements that it be withheld from the report released to the public. The authors have endeavored to state carefully and clearly the facts relating to the manufacture of U-235 and plutonium. The subject is so intrinsically fascinating. Leifson was one of the earliest researchers in spectroscopy of the vacuum ultraviolet.
Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 2008. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xxv, , 510 pages. Footnotes. Maps (with color). Illustrations (some in color). Appendices. Index. The Conference was sponsored by the Hoover Institution and the Nuclear Threat Initiative. Drawn from presentations made at the Hoover Institution's October 2007 conference, this collection of essays examines the practical steps necessary to address the current security challenges of nuclear weapons and to move toward the goal Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev envisaged in their historic meeting at Reykjavik: the elimination of all nuclear weapons. The distinguished group of contributors includes former officials of the past six administrations—Republican and Democratic—along with senior scholars and scientific experts on nuclear issues. They discuss the critical issues involved in reducing the number of weapons, preventing the growth of new nuclear weapons capabilities, securing nuclear stockpiles worldwide, the challenges of verification and compliance with treaties to prevent nuclear weapons proliferation, preventing the spread of technology for nuclear fuel enrichment and reprocessing, dealing with regional animosities, and engaging the entire international community in the joint enterprise of reducing the nuclear threat.
London: Evens Brothers Limited, 1965. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. 174,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. DJ has some wear and soiling. The Pioneers; Ocean-going Submarines; Horton in the Baltic; Seawolf of the Atlantic; On the Enemy's Doorstep; Skagerrak and The Straits, Malta Flotilla; Cutting Rommel's Life-Line, More Mediterranean Exploits; Uncle Sam's Submariners; Medal of Honour; Success in Japanese Waters. When Submarines first became units of the fighting fleets of the world in the early years of this century they were unimpressive, unseaworthy craft equipped with unreliable, low performance weapons. Those who manned them were, like the early aviator, looked on as harmless cranks. Even at the outbreak of the First World War they had not entirely lived down that reputation but before it was over Britain, at that time the world's greatest naval power, had been brought to within sight of total defeat by the submarine in the hands of her enemies. Submariners had thus joined the front rank of fighting seamen and in doing so they had revolutionized naval warfare. In the Second World War they comprised one of the most effective arms of sea warfare. This is the story of the submarines and of the men who sailed in them from their invention until the end of the Second World War. This exciting volume, in Evans' "Fighting" series, is filled with stories of the greatest possible heroism in the lonely world of the submariner.
Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 1998. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xx, , 680,  pages. Footnotes. Figures. Illustrations. Maps. Tables. Cover has some wear and soiling, and corner bumped. Contribution authors include: Bruce G. Blair, Thomas S. Blanton, William Burr, Steven M. Kosiak, Arjun Makhajani, Robert S. Norris, Kevin O'Neill, John E. Pike, and William J. Weida. Contents include Foreword, Abbreviations and Acronyms, A Methodological Note, Introduction, Building the Bomb, Deploying the Bomb, Targeting and Controlling the Bomb, Defending Against the Bomb, Dismantling the Bomb, Nuclear Waste Management and Environmental Remediation, Victims of the Bomb, The Costs and Consequences of Nuclear Secrecy, Congressional Oversight of the Bomb, The Economic Implications of Nuclear Weapons, Strengthening Atomic Accountability, Appendix A. U.S. Nuclear Weapon Production Costs, 1948-96; Appendix F. Selected DOD Nuclear Weapons Program Costs, 1962-95; Appendix C. Nuclear Weapons Production and Naval Nuclear Propulsion Facilities; Appendix D Assessing the Costs of Other Nuclear Weapon States; Appendix E Steering Committee of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project; Selected Bibliography, Index. Stephen I. Schwartz is a senior fellow at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He served as editor of The Nonproliferation Review; publisher and executive director of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; project director at the Brookings Institution; and Washington representative for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability. He is the author of numerous articles and reports, editor and co-author of Atomic Audit.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. , 283,  pages. Illustrations (some with color). Footnotes. Glossary. Bibliography. Robert Hutchinson began his career as a reporter, working first for regional newspapers, then for the Press Association, a news agency serving the media of Ireland and the United Kingdom. In time, he became a defense correspondent. Later, he joined the staff of Jane's Publishing, and he eventually became the director of the company's information group. He was responsible for its books, magazines, digital content and other publications. After leaving the company's staff, he went on to edit and revise Jane's Warship Recognition Guide, and he also wrote Jane's Submarines: War beneath the Waves: From 1776 to the Present Day. When Tom Lehrer sang 'We'll all go together when we go', the world was gripped by fear of nuclear holocaust. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the threat was assumed to have gone away. But Libya, Iraq, Iran and North Korea and others are building weapons of mass destruction, nuclear, biological and chemical. And terrorists are trying to get their hands on them too. The next live Scud missile launch could signal the next Hiroshima. Russia has enough weapons grade plutonium in poorly guarded facilities to make 20,000 atomic bombs. Osama bin Laden only needs one. Chemical weapons remain the 'poor man's nuke'. Saddam believed his chemical weapons saved him in the first Gulf War. Islamic fundamentalists have been preparing to use ricin for mass poisoning in London. Robert Hutchinson's measured account provides a straightforward guide to the weapons that threaten civilization.