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    DescriptionSouth Africa was the first nation in the world to renounce and destroy its top-secret nuclear weapons capability. Its government also eliminated the ability to produce and deliver these warheads. Because no one archived the official documentary evidence of the program, various writers and scholars, as well as the public at large, have been left to speculate-and forget-the activities that consumed billions of rands and years of dedication. Based on facts and first-hand perspectives, "Nuclear Armament and Disarmament" offers intimate views from three participants in the nuclear weapons program. A larger picture emerges through their recollections, fulfilling the role of essential perspectives and documentation where official records no longer exist. Out of secrecy and a need-to-know philosophy, many involved in the program, both wittingly and unwittingly, were never briefed as to how their particular endeavors fit into the bigger scheme. "Nuclear Armament and Disarmament" sheds light on the complexity of events surrounding the South African nuclear weapons program and brings tribute to the ingenuity and dedication of all those involved.


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    Title
    Nuclear Armament and Disarmament
    Subtitle
    South Africa's Nuclear Experience
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hannes Steyn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 164
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780595436033
    ISBN 10: 059543603X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFMS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH, JWMN, HBW
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SAFRIC
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027080
    LC classification: UG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027030, HIS047000
    BIC subject category V2: 1HFMS
    Thema V1.0: NHW, JWMN, NHH, JWM
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1HFMS
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    iUniverse
    Imprint name
    iUniverse
    Publication date
    15 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Bloomington IN