At the nuclear precipice catastrophe or transformation?

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Nuclear disarmament,
  • Nuclear arms control,
  • Security, International,
  • Nuclear weapons (International law),
  • Nuclear warfare,
  • Nuclear weapons -- United States,
  • United States -- Military policy

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementRichard Falk and David Krieger, editors.
ContributionsFalk, Richard A., Krieger, David, 1942-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJZ5675 .A89 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16700648M
ISBN 100230608957
LC Control Number2008012358

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