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- DescriptionOutstanding Title by Choice Magazine On the banks of the Pacific Northwests greatest river lies the Hanford nuclear reservation, an industrial site that appears to be at odds with the surrounding vineyards and desert. The 586-square-mile compound on the Columbia River is kwn both for its origins as part of the Manhattan Project, which made the first atomic bombs, and for the monumental effort w under way to clean up forty-five years of waste from manufacturing plutonium for nuclear weapons. Hanford routinely makes the news, as scientists, litigants, administrators, and politicians argue over its past and its future. It is easy to think about Hanford as an expression of federal power, a place apart from humanity and nature, but that view distorts its history. Atomic Frontier Days looks through a wider lens, telling a complex story of production, community building, politics, and environmental sensibilities. In brilliantly structured parallel stories, the authors bridge the divisions that accompany Hanfords headlines and offer perspective on todays controversies. Influenced as much by regional culture, ecomics, and politics as by war, diplomacy, and environmentalism, Hanford and the Tri-Cities of Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick illuminate the history of the modern American West.
- Author BiographyJohn M. Findlay is professor of history at the University of Washington. His focus is social and urban history. Bruce Hevly is associate professor of history at the University of Washington. His focus is history of science and technology.
- Author(s)Bruce W. Hevly,John M. Findlay
- PublisherUniversity of Washington Press
- Date of Publication18/05/2011
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleEmil and Kathleen Sick Series in Western History and Biography
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Washington Press
- Content Note34 illus., 2 maps
- Weight640 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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