Nuclear Weapons

  • Walter Dodds


The basic science behind nuclear weapons and the global environmental effects of full-scale and more limited nuclear war are considered first in this chapter. These effects include nuclear winter, ozone depletion, electromagnetic pulses, and radiation poisoning. The possibility of nuclear terrorism and the potential for harm are discussed as well.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Dodds
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  1. 1.Division of BiologyKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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