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WNC Library Books on This Topic
Clicking on the links below will perform a search for WNC Library books and government documents on these topics. Most books can be checked out for 3 weeks and renewed.
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- Click on "modify search"
- Select Format "BOOK"
A Sampling of Books on this Topic
The Rise of Nuclear Fear by After a tsunami destroyed the cooling system at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, triggering a meltdown, protesters around the world challenged the use of nuclear power. Germany announced it would close its plants by 2022. Although the ills of fossil fuels are better understood than ever, the threat of climate change has never aroused the same visceral dread or swift action. Spencer Weart dissects this paradox, demonstrating that a powerful web of images surrounding nuclear energy holds us captive, allowing fear, rather than facts, to drive our thinking and public policy. Building on his classic, Nuclear Fear, Weart follows nuclear imagery from its origins in the symbolism of medieval alchemy to its appearance in film and fiction. Long before nuclear fission was discovered, fantasies of the destroyed planet, the transforming ray, and the white city of the future took root in the popular imagination. At the turn of the twentieth century when limited facts about radioactivity became known, they produced a blurred picture upon which scientists and the public projected their hopes and fears. These fears were magnified during the Cold War, when mushroom clouds no longer needed to be imagined; they appeared on the evening news. Weart examines nuclear anxiety in sources as diverse as Alain Resnais's film Hiroshima Mon Amour, Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road, and the television show The Simpsons. Recognizing how much we remain in thrall to these setpieces of the imagination, Weart hopes, will help us resist manipulation from both sides of the nuclear debate.
Call Number: QC773 .W44 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Call Number: RA569 .F69 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Finding books on the library shelves
All college libraries in Nevada use the Library of Congress Classification System to organize their books. Books are arranged A - Z, with each letter corresponding to a subject. To find books on this topic, go to the following areas:
||Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity
|| Nuclear Engineering
Finding Books on the Library Shelves Tutorial
Look at the video below for a short explanation of how to locate a book on the library shelves.
Contact the Library:
Carson City Campus Library
2201 W. College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703
Main: (775) 445-3229
| Beck Library, Fallon Campus
160 Campus Way, Fallon, NV 89406
Main: (775) 423-5330