Nuclear arms production and the development of civil nuclear power in Britain
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Nuclear arms production and the development of civil nuclear power in Britain an historical enquiry into the influence of military considerations on the use of civil nuclear power. by Charles Howard Clark

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Published in Bradford .
Written in English


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M.Phil. thesis. Typescript.

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