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The Resource Snake dance : journeys beneath a nuclear sky, Patrick Marnham

Snake dance : journeys beneath a nuclear sky, Patrick Marnham

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Snake dance : journeys beneath a nuclear sky
Title
Snake dance
Title remainder
journeys beneath a nuclear sky
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Marnham
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this journey across continents and centuries, Patrick Marnham explores the ruthless dictators, dangerous minds and prehistoric precedents behind the development of nuclear power. The terrifying, awe-inspiring first use of nuclear weapons over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 was the most controversial act of warfare in human history, dramatically ending the Second World War but ushering in an uncertain new age. Yet it was also the culmination of a story that extends beyond Japan and Washington, and well beyond the 1940s: decades of personal sacrifice, centuries of colonial exploitation and millennia of primitive legend. In 'Snake Dance', Patrick Marnham traces this complex story, travelling from the opulent 19th-century palaces of King Leopold II of Belgium to the dangerously derelict nuclear reactor of modern-day Kinshasa
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StDuBDS
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Marnham, Patrick
Dewey number
  • 355'.0217'09
  • 355.021709
Illustrations
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Nuclear weapons
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert
  • Warburg, Aby
  • Warfare and Defence
Label
Snake dance : journeys beneath a nuclear sky, Patrick Marnham
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780099542247
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780099542247
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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Label
Snake dance : journeys beneath a nuclear sky, Patrick Marnham
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780099542247
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780099542247
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps

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