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Worldwide Effects of Nuclear War: Some Perspectives

Worldwide Effects of Nuclear War: Some Perspectives by United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
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This is a concise yet thorough explanation of what might happen to our world in the aftermath of a nuclear war. The myriad of potential effects will be global and wide-spread, and the potentials are glazed over in this short work.

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WORLDWIDE EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR WAR SOME PERSPECTIVES

U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1975.

CONTENTS

Foreword Introduction The Mechanics of Nuclear Explosions Radioactive Fallout A. Local Fallout B. Worldwide Effects of Fallout Alterations of the Global Environment A. High Altitude Dust B. Ozone Some Conclusions

Note 1: Nuclear Weapons Yield Note 2: Nuclear Weapons Design Note 3: Radioactivity Note 4: Nuclear Half Life Note 5: Oxygen, Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation

FOREWORD

Much research has been devoted to the effects of nuclear weapons. But studies have been concerned for the most part with those immediate consequences which would be suffered by a country that was the direct target of nuclear attack. Relatively few studies have examined the worldwide, long term effects... Continue reading book >>


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