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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
  5. The Soviets Deploy an Effective Civil Defense System: Urban Evacuation 1969–1976

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 133-135
    3. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 136-137
    4. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 138-141
    5. E. P. Wigner, R. K. Adair
      Pages 142-143
    6. E. P. Wigner, J. Gailar
      Pages 144-149
    7. A. A. Broyles, E. Teller, E. P. Wigner
      Pages 150-151
    8. E. P. Wigner, J. S. Gailar
      Pages 158-159
    9. J. S. Gailar, E. P. Wigner
      Pages 160-162
    10. A. A. Broyles, E. P. Wigner, S. D. Drell
      Pages 170-185
    11. C. M. Haaland, E. P. Wigner
      Pages 186-187
    12. T. Y. Palmer, C. E. Friedberg, E. P. Wigner, A. A. Broyles, W. Murphey, S. D. Drell
      Pages 188-191
  6. The U. S. Government Discovers Soviet Civil Defense 1976–1979

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 195-199
    3. C. H. Kearny, E. P. Wigner
      Pages 200-201
    4. E. P. Wigner, R. N. Thurmer
      Pages 202-204
    5. C. M. Haaland, E. P. Wigner
      Pages 205-222
    6. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 223-223
    7. E. P. Wigner, A. A. Broyles
      Pages 224-228
    8. E. T. Tildon
      Pages 229-233
    9. E. Teller, E. P. Wigner
      Pages 234-235
  7. Recapitulation 1979–1983

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 239-244
    3. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 245-248
    4. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 249-250
    5. E. P. Wigner
      Pages 251-252
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 253-259

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

civil defense development issue nuclear attack organization technology

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-58862-4
  • Copyright Information Springer- Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63765-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58862-4
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