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  • South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destructionby Helen E. Purkitt; Stephen F. Burgess

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 21.20

    South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destruction offers an in-depth view of the secret development and voluntary disarmament of South Africa's nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons program, Project Coast. Helen E. Purkitt and Stephen F. Burgess explore how systems used for nuclear, biological, and chemical... more...

  • Airborne Radioactive Contamination in Inhabited Areasby K.G. Andersson

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 190.00

    For many decades, investigations of the behaviour and implications of radioactive contamination in the environment have focused on agricultural areas and food production. This was due to the erroneous assumption that the consequences of credible contaminating incidents would be restricted to rural areas. However, due to the Chernobyl accident, more... more...

  • Inside Nuclear South Asiaby Scott Sagan

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    This book presents an analytical account of the causes and dangerous consequences of nuclear proliferation in South Asia. more...

  • Peddling Perilby David Albright

    Free Press 2010; US$ 27.00

    ?THE UNLEASHED POWER OF THE ATOM HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING SAVE OUR MODES OF THINKING, AND WE THUS DRIFT TOWARD UNPARALLELED CATASTROPHE.? ?ALBERT EINSTEIN W ith the revelation of Iran?s secret uranium enrichment facilities, North Korea?s brazen testing of missiles and nuclear weapons, and nuclear-endowed Pakistan?s descent into instability, the urgency... more...

  • Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Futureby Robert Jacobs; Mick Broderick; John Canaday; Tom Engelhardt; Carole Gallagher; Judy Hiramoto; Kenji Ito; Minoru Maeda; Naoko Maeda; Yuki Tanaka; Spencer Weart

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 37.99

    Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future presents an international collaboration of scholars and artists who examine multiple reactions of popular culture and the arts to the advent of nuclear weapons. Featuring both contemporary works of scholarship in several fields and works of contemporary artists grappling with what nuclear weapons have wrought,... more...

  • How the End Beginsby Ron Rosenbaum

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.00

    The president loses control of fifty nukes for nearly an hour. Russian nuclear bombers almost bump wingtips with American fighter jets over the Pacific coast. North Korea detonates nuclear weapons underground. Iran?s nuclear shroud is penetrated by a computer worm. Al-Qaeda goes on the hunt for Pakistan?s bomb, and Israelis debate the merit of a preemptive... more...

  • A Skeptic's Case for Nuclear Disarmamentby Michael E. O'Hanlon

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    Is it realistic or even wise to envision a world without nuclear weapons? More and more people seem to think so. Barack Obama is himself on board, having declared “America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” But that is easier said than done. Michael O’Hanlon puts his own indelible stamp... more...

  • After The Bombby Matthew Grant

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    Civil defence was an integral part of Britain's modern history. Throughout the cold war it was a central response of the British Government to the threat of war. This book will be the first history of the preparations to fight a nuclear war taken in Britain between the end of the Second World War and 1968. more...

  • The New Nuclear Dangerby Helen Caldicott

    New Press, The 2004; US$ 17.95

    This revised edition includes a new introduction that outlines the costs of operation Iraqi Freedom, details the companies profiting from the war and subsequent reconstruction, and chronicles the rampant conflicts of interest among members of the Bush administration who also have a financial stake in weapons manufacturing. After eight printings in... more...

  • Falloutby Catherine Collins; Douglas Frantz

    Free Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    More than a high-stakes espionage thriller, Fallout painstakingly examines the huge costs of the CIA?s errors and the lost opportunities to halt the spread of nuclear weapons technology long before it was made available to some of the most dangerous and reckless adversaries of the United States and its allies. For more than a quarter of a century,... more...