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The Aftermath: The Human and Ecological Consequences of Nuclear War
The Aftermath: The Human and Ecological Consequences of Nuclear War
Edited by Jeannie Peterson
Pantheon, 1983, 196 pp
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The foreword states that this book is published "in the belief that a realistic assessment of the possible human and ecological consequences of a nuclear war may help to deter such a catastrophe." To what extent this is the case is debatable: conclusions which are too apocalyptic-not necessarily the case here-may erode the will to defend or survive. The scientific data presented is striking but not as impressive in scope or depth as several other recent studies.