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A Path Where No Man Thought: Nuclear Winter and Its Implications

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Today, global nuclear arsenals hold nearly 60,000 weapons, sufficient to devastate every city on Earth 25 times over. Nuclear policy in the U.S. and Russia was based on "winning" a nuclear war--until 1983, when the discovery of nuclear winter helped to alter this outlook radically. Illustrated.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Vintage Books USA (first published 1990)
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GeekChick
Feb 07, 2008 GeekChick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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What I remember most of this book is that it scared the @#%$*& out of me! This was one of the earliest popular works about nuclear winter. As a teenager in the midst of the Cold War, it firmly influenced my thinking on this subject.

Not for the weak at heart -- this book is certainly not written in Sagan's usual style. It's definitely drier, if I remember correctly. But if you are interested in the subject, I recommend it. As far as I am aware, the findings of the early nuclear winter studie
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saiberiac
Must-read despite the scientific redundancy. It's an acceptable redundancy imo due to the serious nature of the book. The sources take up nearly half of the book! Very well-researched and sourced. I'm interested in finding and reading a more modern account of the status of nuclear weapons worldwide.
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Sep 05, 2012 Teoh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rereading this makes me wonder if states w/ smaller stock are more dangerous. They may think nuke war is survivable.
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