Nuclear Reading List

I'm on a break from the blog, so I'll fill the gap this week with a simple display of references I've used over the past two years. These sources are a good reminder that it is important to look away from the daily output of blogs, news media, twitter and facebook and instead dig a little deeper into long-form writing on nuclear history. 
Many of the "shocking" revelations that appear on social media are actually rediscoveries of issues that were written about 20-40 years ago. Just to take one example, this week I read the "news" from a new book that tells of prisoners in the US who were the subjects of experiments investigating the effects of radionuclides on reproductive organs. While it is important to teach this history to a new generation, we should remember that it is old news and look back at the work of the researchers who were the first to record the history. In this case, it was the journalist Eileen Welsome in the 1990s who wrote the first comprehensive study of America's radiation experiments on uninformed citizens. In the same way, all the books displayed below provide a nuclear education that cannot be had by reading blogs and twitter feeds. Anyone who has been following this blog might be interested in going offline for a while and reading some of these:

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