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The Fate of the Earth (Stanford Nuclear Age Series)

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Now combined in one volume, these two books helped focus national attention in the early 1980s on the movement for a nuclear freeze. The Fate of the Earth painted a chilling picture of the planet in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust, while The Abolition offered a proposal for full-scale nuclear disarmament. With the recent tensions in India and Pakistan, and concerns about nuclear proliferation around the globe, public attention is once again focused on the worldwide nuclear situation. The author is at the forefront of the discussion. In February 1998, his lengthy essay constituted the centerpiece of a special, widely distributed issue of The Nation dealing with the nuclear arms race. The relevance of his two books for todays debates is undeniable, as many experts assert that the nuclear situation is more dangerous than ever.

Reviews of The Fate of the Earth

“This is a work of enormous force. There are moments when it seems to hurtle almost out of control, across an extraordinary range of fact and thought. But in the end, it accomplishes what no other work has managed to do in the years of the nuclear age. It compels us—and compel is the right word—to confront head on the nuclear peril.”

—New York Times Book Review

“There have been thousands of commentaries on what this new destructive power of man means; but my guess is that Schells book . . . will become the classic statement of the emerging consciousness.”

—Max Lerner, New Republic

Reviews of The Abolition

“As always, Schell is interesting and ingenious, eloquent and sometimes moving. He presents his case with clarity, and with candor about its possible shortcomings.”

—New Republic

“A reasoned argument. . . . As this work will do much to stimulate the ongoing nuclear debate, it is highly recommended.”

—Library Journal

Synopsis:

These two books, which helped focus national attention on the movement for a nuclear freeze, are published in one volume.

Synopsis:

“This is a work of enormous force. . . . It compels us—and compel is the right word—to confront head-on the nuclear peril.”—New York Times Book Review

“As always, Schell is interesting and ingenious and sometimes moving.”—New Republic

Synopsis:

Now combined in one volume, these two books helped focus national attention in the early 1980s on the movement for a nuclear freeze. The Fate of the Earth painted a chilling picture of the planet in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust, while The Abolition offered a proposal for full-scale nuclear disarmament. With the recent tensions in India and Pakistan, and concerns about nuclear proliferation around the globe, public attention is once again focused on the worldwide nuclear situation. The author is at the forefront of the discussion. In February 1998, his lengthy essay constituted the centerpiece of a special, widely distributed issue of The Nation dealing with the nuclear arms race. The relevance of his two books for today's debates is undeniable, as many experts assert that the nuclear situation is more dangerous than ever.

About the Author

Jonathan Schell is a writer and anti-nuclear activist. He is the author of several books, including The Gift of Time.

Table of Contents

Part I. Nuclear Weapons and the Real Twentieth Century; 1. A republic of insects and grass; 2. The second death; 3. The choice; Part II. The Abolition: 1. Defining the great predicament; 2. A deliberate policy; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804737029
Author:
Schell, Jonathan
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Author:
Schel, Jonathan
Author:
Jonathan Schell
Author:
Sherwin, Martin
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Military - Nuclear Warfare
Subject:
Nuclear warfare
Subject:
Earth
Subject:
Deterrence (strategy)
Subject:
Nuclear weapons
Subject:
Nuclear disarmament
Subject:
Nuclear winter.
Subject:
Deterrence
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Stanford Nuclear Age Series
Series Volume:
ERDC/CRREL TR-00-4
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
460
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1 in

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These two books, which helped focus national attention on the movement for a nuclear freeze, are published in one volume.
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“This is a work of enormous force. . . . It compels us—and compel is the right word—to confront head-on the nuclear peril.”—New York Times Book Review

“As always, Schell is interesting and ingenious and sometimes moving.”—New Republic

"Synopsis" by , Now combined in one volume, these two books helped focus national attention in the early 1980s on the movement for a nuclear freeze. The Fate of the Earth painted a chilling picture of the planet in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust, while The Abolition offered a proposal for full-scale nuclear disarmament. With the recent tensions in India and Pakistan, and concerns about nuclear proliferation around the globe, public attention is once again focused on the worldwide nuclear situation. The author is at the forefront of the discussion. In February 1998, his lengthy essay constituted the centerpiece of a special, widely distributed issue of The Nation dealing with the nuclear arms race. The relevance of his two books for today's debates is undeniable, as many experts assert that the nuclear situation is more dangerous than ever.
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