The intensity of public debate on issues involving nuclear weapons and strategic policy is currently at an all‐time high. This is surely a welcome development. Although the issues are largely political, they cannot be addressed without some knowledge of the properties of nuclear weapons and of the destruction that their use could bring about It is our particular responsibility as technically trained citizens to be informed of the basic facts concerning nuclear weapons and to help our fellow citizens understand them so that they can contribute more effectively to the debate It is my hope that this article—a presentation of the fundamental principles governing nuclear explosions and their effects—will be useful to those interested in carrying out this responsibility for education on nuclear war.
Effects of nuclear weapons
Leo Sartori; Effects of nuclear weapons. Physics Today 1 March 1983; 36 (3): 32–41. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2915533
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