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The contours of America's Cold War

"This book is a history of the imaginative geographies that came to define the American Cold War. It is a genealogical study that aims to demystify four spatial scales: the globe, the region, the continent, and the city"--Introduction
Print Book, English, ©2010
University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, ©2010
xxvii, 351 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
9780816648429, 9780816648436, 0816648425, 0816648433
Introduction : a history of cold war spaces
Global views : geopolitics, science, and culture
Regional intelligence : the militarization of geographical knowledge
Illuminating the terrain : social science finds its targets
The cybernetic continent : North America as defense laboratory
Anxious urbanism : strategies for the atomic city
Conclusion : into space