Chapter 1. Nuclear Fear—The Godzilla of all Fears

  1. Larry A. Burchfield President Chief Executive Officer

Published Online: 16 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470495780.ch1

Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response

Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response

How to Cite

Burchfield, L. A. (2009) Nuclear Fear—The Godzilla of all Fears, in Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470495780.ch1

Author Information

  1. Radiochemistry Society, Richland, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471793335

Online ISBN: 9780470495780

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Keywords:

  • nuclear fear—the Godzilla of all fears;
  • post-war nuclear reactions;
  • Dr. Strangelove and learning to love the bomb

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

  • Nuclear Fallout in America

  • WMDs: Witnesses of Mass Destruction

  • Fear and the Film Industry

  • Celluloid Spies

  • Atomic Nature Run Amok

  • Post-War Nuclear Reactions

  • The Specter of Cold War

  • The Fearful Fifties

  • Dr. Strangelove and Learning to Love the Bomb

  • Nuclear Terror Revisited

  • Chernobyl's Impact on Contemporary Views of Nuclear Energy

  • The Myth of the Lone Madman

  • Fear of an Unknown Atom