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The Resource Command and control : nuclear weapons, the Damascus accident, and the illusion of safety, Eric Schlosser

Command and control : nuclear weapons, the Damascus accident, and the illusion of safety, Eric Schlosser

Label
Command and control : nuclear weapons, the Damascus accident, and the illusion of safety
Title
Command and control
Title remainder
nuclear weapons, the Damascus accident, and the illusion of safety
Statement of responsibility
Eric Schlosser
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, comes Command and Control a ground-breaking account of the management of nuclear weapons. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism and technological breakthroughs. Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? Schlosser reveals that this question has never been resolved, and while other headlines dominate the news, nuclear weapons still pose a grave risk to mankind. At the heart of Command and Control lies the story of an accident at a missile silo in rural Arkansas, where a handful of men struggled to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schlosser, Eric
Dewey number
363.17/990976774
Index
no index present
LC call number
U264.3
LC item number
.S45 2013b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Titan (Missile)
  • United States
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Large type books
Label
Command and control : nuclear weapons, the Damascus accident, and the illusion of safety, Eric Schlosser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 957-1037)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Titan. Not good ; New wave ; No lone zones ; Spheres within spheres ; Potential hazards -- Machinery of control. The best, the biggest, and the most ; In violation ; Megadeath -- Accidents will happen. Acceptable risks ; The optimum mix ; Breaking in -- Out of control. Decapitation ; The brink ; An abnormal environment -- Damascus. Balanced and unbalanced ; The wrong tape ; Like hell ; Confirm or deny ; The end
Control code
ocn851416956
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
1041 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410461933
Isbn Type
(hardcover : large print)
Lccn
2013029842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1567213
  • (OCoLC)851416956
Label
Command and control : nuclear weapons, the Damascus accident, and the illusion of safety, Eric Schlosser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 957-1037)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Titan. Not good ; New wave ; No lone zones ; Spheres within spheres ; Potential hazards -- Machinery of control. The best, the biggest, and the most ; In violation ; Megadeath -- Accidents will happen. Acceptable risks ; The optimum mix ; Breaking in -- Out of control. Decapitation ; The brink ; An abnormal environment -- Damascus. Balanced and unbalanced ; The wrong tape ; Like hell ; Confirm or deny ; The end
Control code
ocn851416956
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
1041 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410461933
Isbn Type
(hardcover : large print)
Lccn
2013029842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1567213
  • (OCoLC)851416956

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