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British public attitudes to nuclear defence

Jones, Peter

British public attitudes to nuclear defence

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Published by Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Nuclear weapons -- Great Britain -- Public opinion

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementPeter M. Jones and Gordon Reece.
      ContributionsReece, G. J. 1940-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsU264.5.G7 J66 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 204 p. :
      Number of Pages204
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1646365M
      ISBN 100333480635, 0333522044
      LC Control Number91202815


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