Nuclear Family Vacation
Travels in the World of Atomic WeaponryBook - 2011
In A Nuclear Family Vacation , husband-and-wife journalists Nathan Hodge and Sharon Weinberger hit the road to explore the secretive world of nuclear weaponry. Weaving together first-class travel writing and crack investigative journalism, the pair pursues both adventures and answers: Why are nuclear weapons still on hair-trigger alert? Is there really such a thing as a suitcase nuke? And which nuclear power plants are most likely to be covers for weapons programs? Their itinerary takes them from the Semipalatinsk TestSite in Kazakhstan to the U.S.'s own top-secret "Site R," opening a unique perspective on the world's vast nuclear infrastructure and the international politics at play behind it.
Sharon Weinberger is a national security reporter focusing on science and technology issues. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post Magazine , Wired , Nature , Discover , and Slate, among other publications. She is also the author of Imaginary Weapons: A Journey Through the Pentagon's Scientific Underworld