The Resource Yellowcake towns : uranium mining communities in the American West, Michael A. Amundson

Yellowcake towns : uranium mining communities in the American West, Michael A. Amundson

Label
Yellowcake towns : uranium mining communities in the American West
Title
Yellowcake towns
Title remainder
uranium mining communities in the American West
Statement of responsibility
Michael A. Amundson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Michael Amundson presents a detailed analysis of the four mining communities at the hub of the twentieth-century uranium booms: Moab, Utah; Grants, New Mexico; Uravan, Colorado; and Jeffrey City, Wyoming. He follows the ups and downs of these "Yellowcake Towns" from uranium's origins as the crucial element in atomic bombs and the 1950s boom to its use in nuclear power plants, the Three Mile Island accident, and the 1980s bust. Yellowcake Towns provides a look at the supply side of the Atomic Age and serves as an important contribution to the growing bibliography of atomic history
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
338.4/762234932/0978
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TN490.U7
LC item number
A548 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Mining the American West
Label
Yellowcake towns : uranium mining communities in the American West, Michael A. Amundson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-196) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. From weed to weapon -- 2. To stimulate production and in the interest of security -- 3. Uranium company towns in the American West -- 4. The uranium capital of the world I: Moab -- 5. The uranium capital of the world II: Grants -- 6. Allocation, protectionism, and subsistence -- 7. Creatures of Uncle Sam -- 8. The commercial boom and bust, 1970-1988 -- 9. Yellowcake towns during the commercial boom and bust, 1970-1988
Control code
ocm52234168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 204 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610501199
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2p5xtz
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32223523
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52234168
  • pebc0870817132
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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