AUTHORSagan, Carl / Turco, Richard
TITLEA Path Where No Man Thought: Nuclear Winter and the End of the Arms Race
PUBLISHERRandom House, Inc.
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1990
ISBN0-394-58307-8


This book explores and explains the possibility of a nuclear winter following a global nuclear war in which most existing nuclear weapons are used. It establishes the concept of nuclear winter through comparisons to historic volcanic eruptions that caused global temperature drops and widespread climate change. Additionally, the book analyzes the possible form of nuclear winter through offensive and defensive military strategy, in targeting opponents and sheltering from retaliatory attacks. It contains many excerpts from studies and news reports, computer generated maps of predicted smoke patterns and changes in temperature, and a large section of notes and references. The first author, planetary scientist Carl Sagan, wrote many books about scientific topics, including several about effects of nuclear war; the second author, Richard Turco, has published extensively in atmospheric science.


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