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Being nuclear : Africans and the global uranium trade / Gabrielle Hecht.

By: Hecht, Gabrielle.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012Description: 1 online resource (xx, 451 pages) : illustrations, maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 026230144X; 9780262301442; 128049896X; 9781280498961.Subject(s): Uranium industry -- Africa | Uranium industry -- Political aspects -- Africa | Uranium mines and mining -- Africa | Nuclear energy -- AfricaAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Being nuclear.DDC classification: 382/.4249096 LOC classification: HD9539.U72 | A43 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: The hidden history of African uranium and what it means--for a state, an object, an industry, a workplace--to be "nuclear."
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-451) and index.

The hidden history of African uranium and what it means--for a state, an object, an industry, a workplace--to be "nuclear."

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Uranium from Africa has been the major source of fuel for nuclear power and atomic weapons since the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. This study begins with an in-depth description of the history of uranium production in Africa and the global marketing of that uranium (part 1). Part 2 focuses on the impact of the uranium trade relative to the general culture and occupational health of African miners working directly with uranium. Hecht (history, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor) also wrote The Radiance of France (CH, Mar'99, 36-3888) and edited Entangled Geographies (2001), both related to the subjects addressed here, and authored several papers on Africans and the global uranium trade. Hecht obtained uranium production and global marketing data from documents of producers and buyers, and compared them for consistency and accuracy. She gathered data for the second section primarily through interviews with mine workers and inspection of mines and processing sites. Unique to this work are the systematic collection of data, the breadth of coverage, and the quality, clear presentation, and amount of data included. Readers interested in marketing-related topics will find part 1 very practical while individuals interested in cultural and health aspects of the subject will benefit from part 2. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. D. A. Johnson Spring Arbor University

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