2 edition of Biological and environmental effects of nuclear war. found in the catalog.
Biological and environmental effects of nuclear war.
United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.
|LC Classifications||UF767 .U52 1959a|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vi, 966 p.|
|Number of Pages||966|
|LC Control Number||59064260|
Primary effects can include eardrum rupture, shifts in hearing abilities (either temporary or permanent), and (or) auditory signal masking (e.g., unable to . Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 9: The Social and Economic Effects Of Nuclear War Ap Arthur Katz, Sima R. Osdoby. Arthur M. Katz is the author of.
The goal of this paper is to discuss the scientific research that has gone into understanding what would happen to the environment and climate in the event of a nuclear war. In the eighties, a lot of research was done that looked into the lasting effects of nuclear war on the environment . These agents are used to incapacitate or kill humans, animals, or plants as part of a war effort. In effect, biological warfare is using non-human life to disrupt — or end — human life.
Bioterrorism is terrorism involving the intentional release or dissemination of biological agents. These agents are bacteria, viruses, or toxins, and may be in a naturally occurring or a human-modified form. (Wiki) Please only add books that feature viruses/bacteria/etc used as weapons, as part a . It appears that effect of the radioactive by inhalation of small doses will have only a small impact on risk to die of cancer, whereas the heavy metal effect seems to dominate . Be it as it might be, depleted uranium is dangerous, but is pales in comparison with the other direct and indirect effects of war.
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This is an excellent book full of testimony by the nuclear weapons test project officers who actually measured the effects of nuclear weapons up to 15 megatons at Bikini Atoll, in the Nevada, at high altitude over Johnston Island in the Teak and Orange shots of 5/5(1).
Biological and environmental effects of nuclear war. Hearings before the special subcommittee on radiation of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.
Congress of the Manufacturer: United States Government Printing Office. June, Hearings of the Special Subcommittee on Radiation, Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, The Biological and Environmental Effects of Nuclear War. The studies of the effects of nuclear war over the last four decades have concentrated almost exclusively on immediate consequences like these, primarily because these were by far the dominant effects on humans and the environment in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Long-term and indirect effects have not been obvious. Detailed studies of the individual detonations over Japan and of nuclear tests since then have characterized well the immediate direct effects of blast, ionizing radiation. Internet Archive BookReader Biological and Environmental Effects of Nuclear War.
Biological Effects of Nuclear War I: Impact on Humans Article (PDF Available) in BioScience 35(9) October with Reads How we measure 'reads'. SUMMARY-ANALYSIS OF HEARINGS ON BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR WAR I. INTRODUCTION For the first time in history American communities have become a part of the main battlefield of a possible future war.
Only on few oc-casions in the past have American homes and civilians been en. Biological Effects of Nuclear War II: Impact on the Biosphere Article (PDF Available) in BioScience 35(9) October with 74 Reads How we measure 'reads'.
Those who would survive the prompt effects of a nuclear war would face a radically altered physical environment. A period of weeks to months of darkened days and subfreezing temperatures would stress the ecosystems, on which mankind ultimately depends, in ways unprecedented in recorded history.
Even as the immediate effects die down, studies indicate that ill effects could linger for years. In the s, researchers Herbert D. Grover and Mark A. Harwell examined what the lasting impacts on ecosystems might from nuclear test sites has shown that radiation may linger in soil, plants, and in food chains.
Get this from a library. Biological and environmental effects of nuclear war: Hearings before the Special Subcommittee on Radiation of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Congress of the United States, Eighty-sixth Congress, first session.
[United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. Special Subcommittee on Radiation.]. Get this from a library. Biological and environmental effects of nuclear war: summary-analysis of hearings, June[United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.].
This book presents papers on the environmental and biological impacts of nuclear weapons. Topics considered include ecological principles relevant to nuclear war, the vulnerability of ecological systems to the climatic effects of nuclear war, additional potential effects of nuclear war on ecological systems, the potential effects of nuclear war on agricultural productivity, food availability after nuclear war.
To help clarify this issue, the Congress, in P.L.directed the Secretary of Defense to request from the NRC a study of the anticipated health and environmental effects of nuclear earth-penetrators and other weapons and the effect of both conventional and nuclear weapons against the storage of biological and chemical weapons.
Also, nuclear warfare potentially has long-term biological consequences which are far more severe than those of conventional warfare. Recent discoveries have even raised the possibility that these biological effects might cause the collapse of human civilization and, perhaps, the extinction of human beings.
The executive summary of the SCOPE (Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment) ENUWAR (Environmental Effects of Nuclear War) Report, Volume I: Physical and Atmospheric Effects (Pittock et al., ), reviews the most important findings of recent detailed scientific studies of the nuclear winter phenomenon (SC Volumes I and II, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester—available also from.
Harwell, T. Hutchinson, Environmental Consequences of Nuclear War: Volume II: Ecological and Agricultural Effects, 2nd ed., Wiley, New York (). Figure 4. growing season. The decline in the length of the growing season in Iowa and Ukraine for the second summer following a nuclear attack, plotted as a function of soot emission.
The Environmental Impact of Nuclear War: The Beginnings of a Project, During the early s when the writings of natural scientist Rachel Carson were starting to inspire the modern environmental movement, scientists and officials at the Atomic Energy Commission initiated studies to consider the ecological impact of nuclear ing that U.S.
national security. It summarizes the foreseeable environmental impact in quantitative terms with respect to damage from the blast-wave, the thermal pulse, and the nuclear radiation—doing so, by way of example, for a kiloton atomic bomb and a 1-megaton hydrogen bomb (and also with passing mention for a 1-kiloton neutron bomb).
Biological and environmental effects of nuclear war: Hearings before the Special Subcommittee on Radiation of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Congress of the United States, Eighty-sixth Congress, first session. World War II was an enormous event, a human tragedy in which 50–70 million people lost their lives.
Nuclear weapons are the biggest risk. The World War contributed to the development of our current global environmental problems, which include the chemicalisation of industrial production, adoption of environmental toxins and nuclear fallout.This is a list of books about nuclear are non-fiction books which relate to uranium mining, nuclear weapons and/or nuclear power.
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (); The Angry Genie: One Man's Walk Through the Nuclear Age (); The Atom Besieged: Extraparliamentary Dissent in France and Germany (). Bruch, who is also the co-author of "The Environmental Consequences of War: Legal, Economic, and Scientific Perspectives," notes that modern chemical, biological, and nuclear warfare has the potential to wreak unprecedented environmental havoc that, fortunately, we haven't seen—yet.
"This is a great threat," Bruch says.