Sleepwalking to Armageddon : the threat of nuclear annihilation
|Format:||Print Book 2017|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
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.
ContentsTwenty-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 ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Nuclear warfare -- Prevention.
World politics -- 21st century.
|Publisher|| New York :The New Press,2017
|Other Titles|| Threat of nuclear annihilation
xviii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-226).