Nuclear Fear: A History of Images

Nuclear Fear: A History of Images Spencer R. Weart
  • Title: Nuclear Fear: A History of Images
  • Author: Spencer R. Weart
  • ISBN: 9780674628366
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nuclear Fear: A History of Images Spencer R. Weart Nuclear Fear A History of Images Our thinking is inhabited by images images of sometimes curious and overwhelming power The mushroom cloud weird rays that can transform the flesh the twilight world following a nuclear war the whit
    Our thinking is inhabited by images images of sometimes curious and overwhelming power The mushroom cloud, weird rays that can transform the flesh, the twilight world following a nuclear war, the white city of the future, the brilliant but mad scientist who plots to destroy the world all these images and relate to nuclear energy, but that is not their only common bonOur thinking is inhabited by images images of sometimes curious and overwhelming power The mushroom cloud, weird rays that can transform the flesh, the twilight world following a nuclear war, the white city of the future, the brilliant but mad scientist who plots to destroy the world all these images and relate to nuclear energy, but that is not their only common bond Decades before the first atom bomb exploded, a web of symbols with surprising linkages was fully formed in the public mind The strange kinship of these symbols can be traced back, not only to medieval symbolism, but still deeper into experiences common to all of us.This is a disturbing book it shows that much of what we believe about nuclear energy is not based on facts, but on a complex tangle of imagery suffused with emotions and rooted in the distant past Nuclear Fear is the first work to explore all the symbolism attached to nuclear bombs, and to civilian nuclear energy as well, employing the powerful tools of history as well as findings from psychology, sociology, and even anthropology The story runs from the turn of the century to the present day, following the scientists and journalists, the filmmakers and novelists, the officials and politicians of many nations who shaped the way people think about nuclear devices The author, a historian who also holds a Ph.D in physics, has been able to separate genuine scientific knowledge about nuclear energy and radiation from the luxuriant mythology that obscures them In revealing the history of nuclear imagery, Weart conveys the hopeful message that once we understand how this imagery has secretly influenced history and our own thinking, we can move on to a clearer view of the choices that confront our civilization.
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    1. Nuclear Fear Spencer R Weart The mind is a storehouse for every image it has ever seen with most of the pictures lodged within the subconscious, unknow ingly effecting the human psyche Spencer R Weart, in Nuclear Fear, studied the importance of images of nuclear energy in the 20th century that were linked to social and psychological forces Nuclear fear itself is created from the combination of the images of fantasy, reality, and personal feelings The main theme and basis of most of the symbols a [...]

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    2. Absolutely fascinating book with a very unique approach to the history of nuclear technology.

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