From Library Journal
This book is a popular account of the two-volume technical study entitled The Environmental Consequences of Nuclear War published (by Wiley) in 1985. That study received the input of 300 scientists and provided a consensus concerning the devasting consequences of nuclear war. Dotto's work demon strates for the lay reader the effects of a major nuclear conflict, specifically global starvation resulting from tem perature fluctuations and erratic rain fall. Thus much of the world's popula tion would be affected by the indirect results of nuclear exchanges rather than the immediate effects of fire, blast, and radiation. An unbiased presenta tion which will stimulate further re search and discussion on the nuclear question, this is recommended espe cially for public libraries. Dennis Fel bel, Univ. of Manitoba Libs., Winnipeg
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Publisher
A distillation of the report by the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), an international effort by over 200 scientisits. Written for a lay audience, it presents the thrust of the original arguments of the two-volume study without the scientific minutiae. Explores the climatic and atmospheric changes induced, radiation and fallout, and the putative biological consequences.