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Megawatts and megatons the future of nuclear power and nuclear weapons by Georges Charpak

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Published by The University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Nuclear energy.,
  • Nuclear industry.,
  • Nuclear arms control.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRichard L. Garwin & Georges Charpak.
ContributionsGarwin, Richard L.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC792 .C4713 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 412 p. ;
Number of Pages412
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3561544M
ISBN 100226284271
LC Control Number2002027143

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