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The Resource The American lab : an insider's history of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Bruce Tarter

The American lab : an insider's history of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Bruce Tarter

Label
The American lab : an insider's history of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Title
The American lab
Title remainder
an insider's history of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Tarter
Title variation
  • Insider's history of LLNL
  • Insider's history of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The American Lab, former LLNL director Bruce Tarter captures the spirit of the Laboratory and its reflection of the broader world in which it thrived. He identifies the major themes that have characterized science and technology in the latter half of the twentieth century--the growth and decline of nuclear warheads, the unprecedented rise of supercomputing technology, laser systems, fusion, and mass spectrometry. He illuminates the Cold War dynamic from the participants' point of view--an unusual and valuable perspective on nuclear history. The story of the laboratory is a tale of three eras. Although the Lab took its research vision from European Edward Teller, its modus operandi came almost exclusively from namesake Ernest Lawrence and was subsequently invented in-house by its scientists and staff. During its first two decades the Lab's focus was almost entirely on nuclear weapons research and development, with a few other smaller enterprises that were technically related to the nuclear weapons activities. In the 1970s and 1980s, the Laboratory, along with many others in the Department of Energy complex, expanded into civilian pursuits that included energy, environment, biology, and basic science. A major program in laser science and technology became a cornerstone of this period. The third era was initiated by the end of the Cold War and saw the transformation of the traditional nuclear weapons activities into the stockpile stewardship program along with the rapid growth of projects that can be broadly characterized as homeland security. Tarter's history/memoir of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, provides an insider's examination of nuclear science in the Cold War and the technological shift that occurred after the fall of the Berlin Wall."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tarter, C. B
Dewey number
623.4/51190973
Index
index present
LC call number
U394.L58
LC item number
T37 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Johns Hopkins nuclear history and contemporary affairs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Research
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Military research
  • Technological innovations
  • Cold War
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Military research
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Research
  • Technological innovations
  • United States
Label
The American lab : an insider's history of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Bruce Tarter
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. Making the Cold War Cold, 1952-1971; 1. Origins; 2. Getting Started; 3. The Foundation of Deterrence; 4. Arms Control, Atoms for Peace, and the Test Ban; 5. Organization and Evolution of the Laboratory; 6. Development of the Stockpile; 7. Nuclear Excursions; 8. Transition; Part II. Lasers, Lasers, Nothing but Lasers, 1971-1988; 9. Changing of the Guard; 10. The Nuclear Weapons Program; 11. Lasers; 12. The Energy Crisis and New Programs; 13. Evolution of the Broader Lab; 14. Star Wars; 15. End of the Era
  • Part III. Renaissance, Repression, and Reorganization, 1988-200816. End of the Cold War; 17. Post-Cold War Changes; 18. Early Days with the New Administration; 19. Stockpile Stewardship and the Presidential Decision; 20. Growth of the Lab; 21. The Troubles and Their Weathering; 22. Summing Up; 23. Transitional Years; Epilogue; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
Control code
1043555492
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421425320
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043555492
Label
The American lab : an insider's history of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Bruce Tarter
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. Making the Cold War Cold, 1952-1971; 1. Origins; 2. Getting Started; 3. The Foundation of Deterrence; 4. Arms Control, Atoms for Peace, and the Test Ban; 5. Organization and Evolution of the Laboratory; 6. Development of the Stockpile; 7. Nuclear Excursions; 8. Transition; Part II. Lasers, Lasers, Nothing but Lasers, 1971-1988; 9. Changing of the Guard; 10. The Nuclear Weapons Program; 11. Lasers; 12. The Energy Crisis and New Programs; 13. Evolution of the Broader Lab; 14. Star Wars; 15. End of the Era
  • Part III. Renaissance, Repression, and Reorganization, 1988-200816. End of the Cold War; 17. Post-Cold War Changes; 18. Early Days with the New Administration; 19. Stockpile Stewardship and the Presidential Decision; 20. Growth of the Lab; 21. The Troubles and Their Weathering; 22. Summing Up; 23. Transitional Years; Epilogue; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
Control code
1043555492
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421425320
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043555492

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