Sleepwalking to Armageddon : the threat of nuclear annihilation

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Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 355.021 SLEEPWALKING
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Pioneering antinuclear activist Helen Caldicott assembles the world's leading nuclear scientists and thought leaders to assess the political and scientific dimensions of the threat of nuclear war today. Chapters include the size and distribution of the current global nuclear arsenal and the history and politics of nuclear weapons. The book ends with a devastating description of what a nuclear attack on Manhattan would look like, followed by an overview of contemporary antinuclear activism. Both essential and terrifying, this book is sure to become the new bible of the antinuclear movement.
Twenty-first-century nuclear weaponry. Assessing global catastrophic risk / Seth D. Baum
Modernization of nuclear weaponry / Hans Kristensen
Nuclear smoke and the climatic effects of nuclear war / Alan Robock
Addicted to weapons / Bruce Gagnon
The plutonium problem / Bob Alvarez
Nuclear weapons and artificial intelligence / Max Tegmark
Weapons scientists up close / Hugh Gusterson
What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above midtown Manhattan? / Steven Starr, Lynn Eden, Theodore A Postol Twenty-first-century nuclear politics. National politics versus national security / Noam Chomsky
Escalation watch : four looming flashpoints facing President Trump / Michael Klare
Nuclear politics / William Hartung
Ignition points for global catastrophe / Richard Broinowski
Nuclear weapons : how foreign hotspots could test Trump's finger on the trigger / Julian Borger
The existential madness of Putin-bashing / Robert Parry
Unthinkable? The German proliferation debate / Ulrich Kühn
Nuclear remedies. Law and morality at the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons / Ray Acheson
A new movement to ban nuclear weapons / Tim Wright
Don't bank on the bomb / Susi Snyder
The heroic Marshall Islanders: nuclear zero lawsuits / David Krieger
Persistent violence and silent suffering: Marshallese migrants in Washington State / Holly Barker
Adding democracy to nuclear policy / Kennette Benedict.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "These short, concise essays assembled by Caldicott (If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Save the Earth), a longtime antinuclear campaigner, seek to renew public awareness, in an era preoccupied with global warming, of the looming threat posed by nuclear weapons. The authors, who include scientists, academics, and activists, share their well-informed and frequently fascinating perspectives on various issues in play. These include the environmental impact of nuclear-fuel disposal, the increased risk of hostilities in a period of political uncertainty, the "militarization of everything around us" in a nuclear-armed society, and the prospect of control being ceded to artificial intelligence. They also include the disastrous environmental consequences of even "limited" nuclear warfare. As physicist Max Tegmark puts it in his contribution, the Cold War doctrine of mutually assured destruction should now be renamed self-assured destruction, as recent models have confirmed that the trigger to nuclear winter was originally underestimated: any single nation's use of nuclear weapons would have a dire effect on the planet's atmosphere and weather patterns. Given the scope of the threat addressed, this succinct collection should be a must-read for government officials, policy makers, activists, and concerned citizens everywhere. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Nuclear warfare.
Nuclear weapons.
Nuclear disarmament.
Nuclear warfare -- Prevention.
World politics -- 21st century.
Publisher New York :The New Press,2017
Other Titles Threat of nuclear annihilation
Contributors Caldicott, Helen, editor.
Language English
Description xviii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-226).
ISBN 9781620972465
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