WorldCat Identities

Walker, J. Samuel

Overview
Works: 44 works in 166 publications in 2 languages and 13,394 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: KF2138, 363.17990974818
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about J. Samuel Walker
 
Most widely held works by J. Samuel Walker
Prompt and utter destruction : Truman and the use of atomic bombs against Japan by J. Samuel Walker( )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 2,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining extensive documentary research with a critical reading of both American and Japanese scholarship, Walker examines the popular mythology about how the decision was made, delineating what was known and not known by American leaders at the time and evaluating the role of U.S.-Soviet relations and American domestic politics
Permissible dose : a history of radiation protection in the twentieth century by J. Samuel Walker( )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By clarifying the nature of the radiation debate, Walker puts in perspective the public's intense fear of radiation, whether in response to fallout from nuclear bomb testing, exposure from medical or manufacturing procedures, effluents from nuclear power or radioactivity from other sources. Permissible dose levels are a key to the principles and practices that have developed in the field of radiation protection since the 1930s, and to their highly charged political and scientific history as well."--Jacket
Three Mile Island : a nuclear crisis in historical perspective by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On March 28, 1979, the worst accident in the history of commercial nuclear power in the United States occurred at Three Mile Island. For five days, the citizens of central Pennsylvania and the entire world, amid growing alarm, followed the efforts of authorities to prevent the crippled plant from spewing dangerous quantities of radiation into the environment. This book is the first comprehensive, moment-by-moment account of the causes, context, and consequences of the Three Mile Island crisis. Walker captures the high human drama surrounding the accident, sets it in the context of the heated debate over nuclear power in the seventies, and analyzes the social, technical, and political issues it raised. He also looks at the aftermath of the accident on the surrounding area, including studies of its long-term health effects on the population.--From publisher description
ACC basketball : the story of the rivalries, traditions, and scandals of the first two decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference by J. Samuel Walker( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the inception of the Atlantic Coast Conference, intense rivalries, legendary coaches, gifted players, and fervent fans have come to define the league's basketball history. Walker traces the traditions and the dramatic changes that occurred both on and off the court during the conference's rise to a preeminent position in college basketball between 1953 and 1972"--Cover
Controlling the atom : the beginnings of nuclear regulation, 1946-1962 by George T Mazuzan( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the early history of nuclear power regulation in the US. It focuses on the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), the federal agency that until 1975 was primarily responsible for planning and carrying out programs to protect public health and safety from the hazards of the civilian use of nuclear energy. It also describes the role of other groups that figured significantly in the development of regulatory policies, including the congressional Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, federal agencies other than the AEC, state governments, the nuclear industry, and scientific organizations. And it considers changes in public perceptions of and attitudes toward atomic energy and the dangers of radiation exposure. The context in which regulatory programs evolved is a rich and complex mixture of political, legislative, legal, technological, scientific, and administrative history. The basic purpose of this book is to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which inherited responsibility for nuclear safety after Congress disbanded the AEC, and the general public with information on the historical antecedents and background of regulatory issues
The road to madness : how the 1973-1974 season transformed college basketball by J. Samuel Walker( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The NCAA men's basketball tournament is one of the iconic events in American sports. In this fast-paced, in-depth account, J. Samuel Walker and Randy Roberts identify the 1973--74 season as pivotal in the making of this now legendary postseason tournament. In an era when only one team per conference could compete, the dramatic defeat of coach John Wooden's UCLA Bruins by the North Carolina State Wolfpack ended a decade of the Bruins' dominance, fueled unprecedented national attention, and prompted the NCAA to expand the tournament field to a wider range of teams. Walker and Roberts provide a richly detailed chronicle of the games that made the season so memorable and uncover the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that set the stage for the celebrated spectacle that now fixes the nation's attention every March"--Dust jacket flap
American foreign relations, a historiographical review( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Yucca Mountain : the development of radioactive waste policy in the United States by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the United States government's efforts to deal with the technical and political problems associated with radioactive waste, describing various approaches used by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to deal with radioactive waste sites throughout the country
Henry A. Wallace and American foreign policy by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear energy and the legacy of Harry S. Truman by J. Samuel Walker( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing the atom : nuclear regulation in a changing environment, 1963-1971 by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of nuclear regulation, 1946-2009 by J. Samuel Walker( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of nuclear regulation, 1946-1990 by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of nuclear regulation, 1946-1999 by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of 14th Street is gone : the Washington, DC riots of 1968 by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of 14th Street is Gone takes an in-depth look at the destructive riots that erupted in Washington, DC in April 1968. This book offers an unprecedentedly detailed account of the riots that raged in the nation's capital from the perspectives of rioters, victims, law enforcement officials, soldiers, and government leaders
The perils of patriotism : John Joseph Henry and the American attack on Quebec, 1775 by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with a bug, various objects are revealed as being big and small in comparison with other objects on a farm under the big, big sky
When March became madness : how the 1973-1974 season transformed college basketball by J. Samuel Walker( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genbaku tōka to torūman by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in Japanese and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regulating the atom, 1963-1971 : commercialization and containment in a changing environment by J. Samuel Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surimairu airando : Te ni ase nigiru hakushin no ningen dorama( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.08 for Permissibl ... to 0.99 for Wayne S. C ...)

Three Mile Island : a nuclear crisis in historical perspective
Alternative Names
J. Samuel Walker American historian and author

J. Samuel Walker Amerikaans historicus

Walker, J. S. 1946-

جيه. ووكر مؤرخ من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

ウォーカー, J. サミュエル

Languages
English (133)

Japanese (4)

Covers
Permissible dose : a history of radiation protection in the twentieth centuryThree Mile Island : a nuclear crisis in historical perspectiveACC basketball : the story of the rivalries, traditions, and scandals of the first two decades of the Atlantic Coast ConferenceAmerican foreign relations, a historiographical reviewThe road to Yucca Mountain : the development of radioactive waste policy in the United StatesHenry A. Wallace and American foreign policy