Nuclear weapons, nuclear states, and terrorism
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Nuclear weapons, nuclear states, and terrorism by Peter R. Beckman

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Published by Sloan Pub. in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY .
Written in English


  • Nuclear warfare,
  • World politics -- 1945-,
  • Nuclear warfare -- Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Nuclear warfare -- Prevention,
  • Nuclear arms control,
  • Nuclear terrorism

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPeter R. Beckman ... [et al.].
ContributionsBeckman, Peter R.
LC ClassificationsU263 .N7523 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 393 p. :
Number of Pages393
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17561102M
ISBN 101597380067
LC Control Number2006927114

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