Kirsch demonstrates how the history of Project Plowshare was shaped by the specific issues and sentiments that influenced American nuclear and environmental policy during the 1950s and 1960s. But Kirsch also argues that the lessons learned from this case continue to hold relevance today. By exploring key issues of science and risk, Proving Grounds warns that kwledge production and environmental politics are still very much intimately, and dangerously, related.
Scott Kirsch is an assistant professor of geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Rutgers University Press
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Engineering & Technology: Textbooks & Study Guides