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Video
2 videodiscs (95 minutes) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations, some color ; 16 cm) + 2 pages (23 cm) + 1 miniature booklet (5 cm) Sound: digital; optical; monaural; Dolby Digital 1.0. digital; optical; surround; Dolby Digital 5.1. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
  • disc 1.Feature film
  • disc 2. Special features.
In this dark comedy, chaos erupts when a general orders an attack on the Russians, which subsequently will trigger the Russian "Doomsday Device." The President and his aides struggle to find a way to stop the impending doom.
Media & Microtext Center
HISTORY-103E-01, POLISCI-116-01

2. Threads [2013]

Video
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color, black&white ; 4 3/4 in. Video: PAL. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 4.
Produced by BBC TV presents a documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and it's effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long range affects of nuclear war on civilization.
Media & Microtext Center
HISTORY-103E-01, POLISCI-116-01
Book
xv, 239 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Prologue 1. Introduction: The Problem of International Nuclear Order and Their Understanding 2. The Awakenings, 1939-46 3. Sculpting an Order out of Disorder: Nuclear Weapons and the Cold War 4. Two Crises of Nuclear Order, 1973-1986 5.The Nuclear Order's Consolidation, 1986-1997 6. Into a Second Nuclear Age? Shifting and Expanding Problems of Nuclear Order, 1997-2007 7. Back to Nuclear Disarmament and the NPT's Invigoration 8. Heading for the Rocks?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415421065 20160607
Written by a leading scholar in the field of nuclear weapons and international relations, this book examines 'the problem of order' arising from the existence of weapons of mass destruction. This central problem of international order has its origins in the nineteenth century, when industrialization and the emergence of new sciences, technologies and administrative capabilities greatly expanded states' abilities to inflict injury, ushering in the era of total war. It became acute in the mid-twentieth century, with the invention of the atomic bomb and the pre-eminent role ascribed to nuclear weapons during the Cold War. It became more complex after the end of the Cold War, as power structures shifted, new insecurities emerged, prior ordering strategies were called into question, and as technologies relevant to weapons of mass destruction became more accessible to non-state actors as well as states. William Walker explores how this problem is conceived by influential actors, how they have tried to fashion solutions in the face of many predicaments, and why those solutions have been deemed effective and ineffective, legitimate and illegitimate, in various times and contexts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415421065 20160607
Green Library
HISTORY-103E-01, HISTORY-103E-01, HISTORY-103E-01, POLISCI-116-01, POLISCI-116-01, POLISCI-116-01
Book
xi, 340 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword / William J. Perry
  • Preface
  • A world of risk: the current environment for U.S. nuclear weapons policy / Christopher F. Chyba and Karthika Sasikumar
  • Deterrence, preventive war, and preemption / David Holloway
  • The nuclear nonproliferation regime and its history / George Bunn
  • New challenges to the nonproliferation regime / Christopher F. Chyba, Chaim Braun, and George Bunn
  • Strategies for tackling proliferation challenges / Christopher F. Chyba, Chaim Braun, and George Bunn
  • Defenses against nuclear attack on the United States / W. K. H. Panofsky and Dean A. Wilkening
  • Assessing the United States' nuclear posture / Roger Speed and Michael May
  • U.S. nuclear weapons policies for a new era / George Bunn and Christopher F. Chyba.
This important volume examines the significance of recent changes to U.S. nuclear weapons policy and suggests a way forward, emphasizing stronger security of nuclear weapons and materials, international compliance with nonproliferation obligations, attention to the demand side of proliferation, and reduced reliance on nuclear weapons in U.S. foreign policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815713654 20160527
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
HISTORY-103E-01, HISTORY-103E-01, HISTORY-103E-01, POLISCI-116-01, POLISCI-116-01, POLISCI-116-01
Video
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 p. ; 18 cm.)
War game: A dramatization of the possible effects of nuclear warfare on Great Britain. Explores the physical damage effects, the psychological effects on the survivors, the societal logic for the existence of nuclear arms, and the attempts to understand how the balance of power keeps atomic weapons in check.
Culloden: In 1746 Scots fighting for Bonnie Prince Charlie lose to English forces in Scotland at the brutal battle of Culloden.
Media & Microtext Center
HISTORY-103E-01, POLISCI-116-01
Video
2 videodiscs (ca. 95 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
In this dark comedy, chaos erupts when a general orders an attack on the Russians, which subsequently will trigger the Russian "Doomsday Device." The President and his aides struggle to find a way to stop the impending doom.
Media & Microtext Center
HISTORY-103E-01, POLISCI-116-01
Video
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
A documentary on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, focusing on his role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II. Features archival footage and commentary from scientists and soldiers directly involved with the Manhattan Project.
Media & Microtext Center
HISTORY-103E-01, POLISCI-116-01
Video
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
A satire in which the U.S. president and his military advisors struggle ineptly to avert a holocaust after a psychotic Air Force general launches a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union because he fears that the Russians are poisoning the water supply in the United States.
Media & Microtext Center
HISTORY-103E-01, POLISCI-116-01
Video
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Black comedy about a group of war-hungry military men who plan a nuclear apocalypse. Through a series of accidents, two psychotic generals trigger an irrevocable scheme to attack Russian strategic targets. The brains behind the scheme belong to Dr. Strangelove, a wheel-chair bound nuclear scientist who harbors bizarre notions of man's future.
Media & Microtext Center
HISTORY-103E-01, POLISCI-116-01
Book
xiii, 316 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Explains the issues behind the international effort to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons in the world. The processes for manufacturing the nuclear material used in bombs are explored, the history of nuclear development is examined, and the possibilities of uncontrolled proliferation are looked.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295977263 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-103E-01, HISTORY-103E-01, HISTORY-103E-01, POLISCI-116-01, POLISCI-116-01, POLISCI-116-01
Book
xvi, 464 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Ioffe's Institute-- Nuclear Prehistory-- Reacting to Fission-- Making a Decision-- Getting Started-- Hiroshima-- The Post-Hiroshima Project-- The Premises of Policy-- The Atomic Industry-- The Atomic Bomb-- War and the Atomic Bomb-- The War of Nerves-- Dangerous Relations-- The Hydrogen Bomb-- After Stalin-- The Atom and Peace.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300060560 20160528
For 40 years the Soviet-American nuclear arms race dominated world politics, yet the Soviet nuclear establishment was shrouded in secrecy. Now that the Cold War is over and the Soviet Union has collapsed, it is possible to answer questions that have intrigued policy-makers and the public. This text traces the history of Soviet nuclear policy from develoments in physics in the 1920s to the testing of the hydrogen bomb and the emergence of nuclear deterrence in the mid-1950s. It tells how Stalin launched a crash atomic programme only after the Americans bombed Hiroshima and showed that the bomb could be built; how the information handed over to the Soviets by Klaus Fuchs helped in the creation of their first bomb; how the scientific intelligentsia, which included such men as Andre Sakharov, interacted with the police apparatus headed by Lavrentii Beria; what steps Stalin took to counter US atomic diplomacy; how the nuclear project saved Soviet physics and enabled it to survive as an island of intellectual automony in a totalitarian society; and what happened when, after Staliln's death, Soviet scientists argued that a nuclear war might extinguish all life on earth. This book throws light on Soviet policy at the height of the Cold War, illuminates a central but hitherto secret element of the Stalinist system, and puts into perspective the tragic legacy of this programme today - environmental damage, a vast network of institutes and factories and a huge stockpile of unwanted weapons.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300060560 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-103E-01, HISTORY-103E-01, HISTORY-103E-01, POLISCI-116-01, POLISCI-116-01, POLISCI-116-01
Book
xiii, 735 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
HISTORY-103E-01, HISTORY-103E-01, HISTORY-103E-01, POLISCI-116-01, POLISCI-116-01, POLISCI-116-01