Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9780745339207 Published July 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745339214 Published June 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Disarming Doomsday

The Human Impact of Nuclear Weapons since Hiroshima

Becky Alexis-Martin

Disarming Doomsday

Becky Alexis-Martin

Distributed for Pluto Press

176 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2
Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9780745339207 Published July 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745339214 Published June 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Since before the first atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, the history of nuclear warfare has been tangled with the spaces and places of scientific research and weapons testing, armament and disarmament, pacifism and proliferation. Nuclear geography gives us the tools to understand these events as well as the extraordinary human cost of nuclear weapons. Disarming Doomsday explores the secret history of nuclear weapons by studying the places they build and tear apart, from Los Alamos to Hiroshima. It looks at the legacy of nuclear imperialism from weapons testing on Christmas Island and across the South Pacific, as well as the lasting harm this has caused to both indigenous communities and the soldiers that were ordered to conduct tests. Tying these complex geographies together for the first time, Disarming Doomsday takes us forward, describing how geographers and geotechnology continue to shape nuclear war and imagining ways to help prevent it in the future.
 

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