Socio-Political Reflections and Civil Defense

  • Jagdish Mehra

Part of the The Collected Works of Eugene Paul Wigner book series (WIGNER, volume B / 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Wigner on Civil Defense

    1. Conrad Chester
      Pages 1-15
  3. Exploring the Technology 1960–1964

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 19-21
    3. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 22-25
    4. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 26-29
    5. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 30-34
    6. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 35-41
  4. The Age of MADness 1964–1969

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 47-50
    3. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 74-75
    4. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 81-82
    5. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 83-97
    6. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 98-99
    7. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 103-108
    8. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 109-129

About this book


E.P. Wigner, one of the leading scientists involved in the early development of nuclear technology, had always in mind its political and social implications. In the 60s persuing his goal of a peaceful open world he began to develop the concept of Civil Defense against nuclear attacks. Looking back one might see this as an alternative to the concept of the Nuclear Shield. The present volume contains a selection of Wigner's writings on this subject. It is annotated by Conrad Chester.


civil defense development issue nuclear attack organization technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jagdish Mehra
    • 1
  1. 1.The Jagdish Mehra CollectionUniversity of HoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer- Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63765-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58862-4
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