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Sleepwalking to Armageddon (Australian Edition) : The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation - Helen Caldicott

Sleepwalking to Armageddon (Australian Edition)

The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation

By: Helen Caldicott (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th November 2017
ISBN: 9781620973882
Number Of Pages: 256

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With the world’s attention focused on climate change and terrorism, we are in danger of taking our eyes off the nuclear threat. But rising tensions between Russia and NATO, proxy wars erupting in Syria and Ukraine, a nuclear-armed Pakistan, and stockpiles of ageing weapons unsecured around the globe, make a nuclear attack or a terrorist attack on a nuclear facility arguably the biggest threat facing humanity.

In Sleepwalking to Armageddon, pioneering antinuclear activist Helen Caldicott assembles the world’s leading nuclear scientists and thought leaders to assess the political and scientific dimensions of the threat of nuclear war today. Chapters address the size and distribution of the current global nuclear arsenal, the history and politics of nuclear weapons, the culture of modern-day weapons labs, the militarisation of space, and the dangers of combining artificial intelligence with nuclear weaponry, as well as a status report on enriched uranium and a shocking analysis of spending on nuclear weapons over the years.

The book ends with a devastating description of what a nuclear attack on Manhattan would look like, followed by an overview of contemporary antinuclear activism. Both essential and terrifying, this book is sure to become the new bible of the antinuclear movement — to wake us from our complacency and urge us to action.

“Possessing the bomb, it is worth remembering, is not normal. Almost every nation in the world has made a legal undertaking never to acquire nuclear weapons.” Tim Wright, who works with International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (or ICAN) who received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

About the Author

Helen Caldicott is an Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate, who has founded several associations dedicated to opposing the use of nuclear power, depleted uranium, munitions, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons proliferation, and military action in general.

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"Dr. Helen Caldicott has the rare ability to combine science with passion, logic with love, and urgency with humor."
--Naomi Klein

ISBN: 9781620973882
ISBN-10: 162097388X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 7th November 2017
Publisher: The New Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0

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