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Nuclear phobia--phobic thinking about nuclear power

Robert L. DuPont

Nuclear phobia--phobic thinking about nuclear power

a discussion with Robert L. DuPont

by Robert L. DuPont

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Published by The Institute in Washington, D.C. (1627 K St., N.W., Suite 201, Washington, D.C. 20006) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Phobias.,
    • Nuclear energy -- Psychological aspects.,
    • Nuclear energy -- Public opinion.,
    • Public opinion -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby the Media Institute.
      ContributionsMedia Institute (Washington, D.C.)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRC535 .D86
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 29 p. ;
      Number of Pages29
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4169966M
      LC Control Number80152715

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