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James Doyle, “Nuclear Safeguards, Security and Nonproliferation: Achieving Security with Technology and Policy”
Butterworth-Heinemann | 2008-06-26 | ISBN: 0750686731 | 704 pages | PDF | 4,9 MB
With an increase of global security concerns over potential terrorist acts, the threat of WMDs, and increasing political issues with nations seeking nuclear capability, the need to track, detect, and safeguard nuclear material globally has never been greater.
Nuclear Security Sciences is a comprehensive reference that covers cutting-edge technologies used to trace, track, and safeguard nuclear material. It is a contributed volume with sections contributed by scientists from leading institutions such as Texas A&M University, Sandia National Labs and Los Alamos National Labs. The book is divided into 4 sections and includes 39 chapters on such topics as - the security of nuclear facilities and material, the illicit trafficking of nuclear materials, improvised nuclear devices, how to increase global nuclear transparency, and the future of nuclear arms reductions.
International case studies of security at nuclear facilities and past weapon inspections provide specific examples of the complex issues surrounding the technology and policy issues for nuclear material protection, control and accountability. Specific cases include analysis of the timely issues in the nuclear programs of countries such as North Korea, Iran, and Iraq among others.
Nuclear Security is a must-have volume for the dozens of private and public organizations involved in driving Homeland Security, domestic, and international policy issues relating to nuclear material security, non-proliferation, and nuclear transparency.
* Written by some of the world's top scientists including members of the Nuclear Division of Los Alamos National Labs (U.S.)
* A timely discussion of current international nuclear security issues includes case studies on Iraq, Iran and North Korea
* Book takes a global perspective on nuclear security and non-proliferation detailing the little-known real-world technologies used to secure, detect and track nuclear material
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