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Arguments That Count

Physics, Computing, and Missile Defense, 1949-2012

Arguments That Count( )
Author: Slayton, Rebecca
Series title:Inside Technology Ser.
ISBN:978-0-262-01944-6
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:MIT Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $39.00
Book Description:

How differing assessments of risk by physicists and computer scientists have influenced public debate over nuclear defense.

In a rapidly changing world, we rely upon experts to assess the promise and risks of new technology. But how do these experts make sense of a highly uncertain future? In Arguments that Count, Rebecca Slayton offers an important new perspective. Drawing on new historical documents and interviews as well as perspectives in science and...
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