- About the book
Details75 years after the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a group of international scholars offers new perspectives on this event and the history, development, and portrayal of the utilization of atomic energy: in military and civilian industries, civil nuclear power, literature and film, and the contemporary world. What lessons have we learned since the end of the Second World War? Can we avoid disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima? Have we learned to live with man-made nuclear power in the 21st century?
- The author
About the authorAya Fujiwara is Director of the Prince Takamado Japan Centre and Lecturer of History and Classics at the University of Alberta.
David R. Marples is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Alberta and has authored twenty books over his career, including three on the Chernobyl disaster.
Reviews"One of the great ironies of our time is the high level of nuclear weapons’ danger and the low level of public understanding. The public needs authentic information on the meaning of Hiroshima, and how the whole world continues to be held hostage to nuclear weapons. That valuable information is provided here."—Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C., Former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament
“No single discipline can address the problem of nuclear harm—we need them all. If the (re)emerging interdisciplinary field of the Nuclear Humanities promises to bring new insights and understandings about the nuclear age from both inside and outside the academy, then Aya Fujiwara and David R. Marples’ edited volume Hiroshima-75 sure delivers! The book will be useful to all those who share the normative impulse that the civilian and militaristic applications of nuclear technology continues to pose problems, and a necessary intervention for those who do not.”—N.A.J. Taylor, University of Melbourne
- Additional Information
Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days Author Aya Fujiwara, David Marples, Atsuko Shigesawa, Yuko Shibata, James Keeley, Frederick Mills, Mayako Shimamoto, Tomoko Masumoto, William Beard, Ritsuko Komaki, Susan Smith, Jordan Vincent, Jin Hamamura, Chris Reyns-Chikuma Editor David Marples, Aya Fujiwara Number of pages 310 Language English Publication date Apr 22, 2020 Weight (kg) 0.4030 ISBN-13 9783838213989