What a Nuclear Attack Really Means
Authors: Owen Greene, Barry Rubin, Neil Turok, Philip Webber, and Graeme Wilkinson
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Five research scientists give a straightforward account of the consequences of a nuclear attack on a major city, using London as their prime example. They discuss the effects of radiation; problems with law and order; shortages of food and water; destruction of power supplies, transport, communications; and the long-term effects – not only on human beings but also on the Earth’s natural environment. Their findings raise radical doubts about the whole notion of civil defence against nuclear war.