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A path where no man thought : nuclear winter and the end of the arms race

Author: Carl Sagan; Richard P Turco
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the theory of nuclear winter, its predicted consequences, and what can be done to prevent a war.
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Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.
Path where no man thought.
New York : Random House, ©1990
(OCoLC)555814866
Online version:
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.
Path where no man thought.
New York : Random House, ©1990
(OCoLC)608381078
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sagan; Richard P Turco
ISBN: 0394583078 9780394583075 0679727965 9780679727965
OCLC Number: 20217496
Description: xxii, 499 pages, [18] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: List of boxes --
List of figures --
Preface --
Prologue: "The mere threat of the end of the world" --
Ch. 1. Croesus and Cassandra --
Ch. 2. The idea of nuclear winter --
Ch. 3. Current scientific knowledge of nuclear winter --
Ch. 4. The witches' brew: poison gas, radioactive fallout, ultraviolet light --
Ch. 5. Extenction? --
Ch. 6. Risk --
Ch. 7. Tambora nad Frankenstein: what it takes to generate nuclear power --
Ch. 8. Targeting --
Ch. 9. What does it take to revent nuclear winter? --
Ch. 10. Deterring ourselves --
Ch. 12. Nuclear winter in nations minding their own business --
Ch. 13. Global policy impact of nuclear winter --
Ch. 14. DArkness at noon: six classes of nuclear winter --
Ch. 15. A furnace fro your foe --
Ch. 16. The doomsday machine --
Ch. 17. Is infinity enough?: minimum sufficient deterrence (MSD) --
Ch. 18. What kinds of weapons?: strategic force structures --
Ch. 19. How do we get to minimum sufficiency?: some milestones --
Ch. 20. Skketch of a near-term strategic path for the United States --
Ch. 21. Other nuclear sttes --
Ch. 22. Abolition --
Notes and references --
appendix A: Climate: the golbal energy machine --
Appendix B: Nuclear winter theory: early predictions compared with latest findings --
Appendix C: A short history of the TTAPS nuclear winter study --
Index.
Responsibility: Carl Sagan, Richard Turco.

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Discusses the theory of nuclear winter, its predicted consequences, and what can be done to prevent a war.

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