Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America's Secret Nuclear by Jeffrey T. Richelson

By Jeffrey T. Richelson

Jeffrey T. Richelson unearths the historical past of the Nuclear Emergency aid crew, from the occasions resulting in its construction in 1974 to this present day. Defusing Armageddon presents a behind-the-scenes examine NEST's body of workers, operations, and detection and disablement equipment--employed in accordance with makes an attempt at nuclear extortion, misplaced and stolen nuclear fabric, crashed nuclear-powered Soviet satellites, and al Qaeda's quest for nuclear guns. Richelson strains the Cosmos satellite tv for pc that crashed into the Canadian desert; nuclear threats to l. a., manhattan, and different towns; and the surveillance of Muslim websites within the usa after Sep 11. counting on lately declassified records and interviews with former NEST team of workers, Richelson's huge examine finds how NEST operated throughout the chilly struggle, how the corporation has developed, and its present efforts to minimize the opportunity of a nuclear equipment decimating an American urban.

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5 acres, containing 2440 yam hills, has a mean yield of 2 545 yams. � 1 See Ursula A. Cowgill, Soil Fertility and the Ancient Maya, Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, XLII ( New Haven : Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1961 ) , p. 33; Harold C. Conklin, Hanunoo Agriculture: A Report on an Integral System of Shifting Cultivation in the Philippines, FAO Forestry Devel­ opment Paper No. nd Agriculture Organization of the United Na­ tions, 1 9 5 7 ) , p. 1 38; Isabel Kelly and Angel Palerm, The Taifn Totonac, Part I History, Sttbsistence, Shelter and Technology, Smithsonian Institution Institute of Social Anthro­ pology Publication No.

Thomas and Robert Scott, Uganda ( London : Oxford University Press, 1 9 3 5 ) , pp. 1 1 2- 1 24. 6 On the Totonac, see Isabel Kelly and Angel Palerm, The Tajin Totonac, pp. 1 00--, 1 26; on Indonesia, Karl J. Pelzer, Pioneer Settlement in the Asiatic Tropics, American Geographical Society Special Publication No. 29 ( New York: American Geographical Society, 1 94 5 ) , pp. 2 5-26; on Ashanti, Robert A. Lystad, The Ashanti: A Proud People ( New Brun�wick : Ru tgers University Press, 1 9 5 8 ) , p.

And it occurs in the vicinity of towns and cities whose inhabitants the peasants feed with their horticultural produce : the Valley of Mexico where peasant culti­ vators supply the city at the center with horticultural produce and flowers or Yuts'un in Yunnan, where villagers supply a nearby town with from 30 to 40 different kinds of vegetables. 1 4 2. Dairy farming, a specialized offshoot from the plow and short-cycle fallowing system of continental Europe. Dairy farms supply larger nearby centers of population with milk, butter or cheese.

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