'This compelling book gives an authoritative and admirably lucid account of British nuclear tests in Australia in the 1950s and provides an invaluable guide to the environmental and health consequences of those tests. It is very good to have it reissued and brought up to date.' - David Holloway, Stanford University, USA
'It is written in a very clear and readable style, and is well worth reading for interest alone...It provides an essential and authoritative reference for anyone seriously interested in the nuclear tests and the subsequent controversies' - Professor Chris Hamer, Journal of Contemporary History
LORNA ARNOLD OBE is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Fellow of the Institute of Contemporary British History. She is author of Britain and the H-Bomb (2001) and Windscale 1957: Anatomy of a Nuclear Accident.
MARK SMITH works in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Wales, Swansea, UK, where he specializes in British nuclear history and ballistic missile proliferation. Prior to arriving at Swansea, he was a Research Fellow at the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies, University of Southampton, UK.