Nuclear War Survival Skills

Nuclear War Survival Skills
Author: Cresson H. Kearny
Publsiher: Skyhorse
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 1510702059
ISBN 13: 9781510702059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear War Survival Skills Book Review:

A field-tested guide to surviving a nuclear attack, written by a revered civil defense expert. This edition of Cresson H. Kearny’s iconic Nuclear War Survival Skills (originally published in 1979), updated by Kearny himself in 1987 and again in 2001, offers expert advice for ensuring your family’s safety should the worst come to pass. Chock-full of practical instructions and preventative measures, Nuclear War Survival Skills is based on years of meticulous scientific research conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Featuring a new introduction by ex-Navy SEAL Don Mann, this book also includes: instructions for six different fallout shelters, myths and facts about the dangers of nuclear weapons, tips for maintaining an adequate food and water supply, a foreword by “the father of the hydrogen bomb,” physicist Dr. Edward Teller, and an “About the Author” note by Eugene P. Wigner, physicist and Nobel Laureate. Written at a time when global tensions were at their peak, Nuclear War Survival Skills remains relevant in the dangerous age in which we now live.

Life After Doomsday

Life After Doomsday
Author: Bruce D. Clayton
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015076844516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Effects of Nuclear War

The Effects of Nuclear War
Author: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 151
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3909674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Surviving the Apocalypse

Surviving the Apocalypse
Author: N. E. MacDougald
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 1510752692
ISBN 13: 9781510752696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the Apocalypse Book Review:

The Apocalypse could arrive at any moment, but with Surviving the Apocalypse, you'll be well-prepared and well-trained enough to survive any disaster—even the end of the world as we know it. Being prepared for what’s out there is important—you have to know what to do when everything falls apart. Knowing how to survive the end of the world as we know it will prepare you for anything and everything that could possibly go wrong. From packing the proper survival kit, to surviving on the battlefield, being physically fit, and coping in the event of a socio-economic collapse, Soldier of Fortune magazine, along with N. E. MacDougald, will make sure that you’re never caught off-guard in any situation, from natural and economic disasters to pandemics and civil unrest—even nuclear war. The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with real-world, practical information that will help them to not only survive, but thrive during a period that is likely not just another downturn in the economic cycle, but according the many experts, instead the beginning of a long downward slide, and possibly the very peak in our 10,000-year experiment of civilization. While you may not plan on being in a war zone, you never know what will happen, so the best thing to always do is be prepared. Whether it's learning how to barter and haggle, how to get the proper camouflage, or how to choose the right weapon for any situation, MacDougald and Surviving the Apocalypse will give you the training and knowledge that goes into surviving any and every dangerous situation imaginable.

On the Beach

On the Beach
Author: Nevil Shute
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 1479451215
ISBN 13: 9781479451210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Beach Book Review:

"On the Beach" is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in Melbourne as they await the arrival of deadly radiation spreading towards them from the northern hemisphere following a nuclear war a year previously. As the radiation approaches each person deals with their impending death in different ways.

The Survival Option

The Survival Option
Author: Ivan Tyrrell
Publsiher: Jonathan Cape
Total Pages: 237
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015004046507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Manual for Survival A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

Manual for Survival  A Chernobyl Guide to the Future
Author: Kate Brown
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 0393652521
ISBN 13: 9780393652529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual for Survival A Chernobyl Guide to the Future Book Review:

A chilling exposé of the international effort to minimize the health and environmental consequences of nuclear radiation in the wake of Chernobyl. Dear Comrades! Since the accident at the Chernobyl power plant, there has been a detailed analysis of the radioactivity of the food and territory of your population point. The results show that living and working in your village will cause no harm to adults or children. So began a pamphlet issued by the Ukrainian Ministry of Health—which, despite its optimistic beginnings, went on to warn its readers against consuming local milk, berries, or mushrooms, or going into the surrounding forest. This was only one of many misleading bureaucratic manuals that, with apparent good intentions, seriously underestimated the far-reaching consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. After 1991, international organizations from the Red Cross to Greenpeace sought to help the victims, yet found themselves stymied by post-Soviet political circumstances they did not understand. International diplomats and scientists allied to the nuclear industry evaded or denied the fact of a wide-scale public health disaster caused by radiation exposure. Efforts to spin the story about Chernobyl were largely successful; the official death toll ranges between thirty-one and fifty-four people. In reality, radiation exposure from the disaster caused between 35,000 and 150,000 deaths in Ukraine alone. No major international study tallied the damage, leaving Japanese leaders to repeat many of the same mistakes after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. Drawing on a decade of archival research and on-the-ground interviews in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, Kate Brown unveils the full breadth of the devastation and the whitewash that followed. Her findings make clear the irreversible impact of man-made radioactivity on every living thing; and hauntingly, they force us to confront the untold legacy of decades of weapons-testing and other nuclear incidents, and the fact that we are emerging into a future for which the survival manual has yet to be written.

Raven Rock

Raven Rock
Author: Garrett M. Graff
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 147673545X
ISBN 13: 9781476735450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raven Rock Book Review:

The shocking truth about the government’s secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil—even if the rest of us die—is “a frightening eye-opener” (Kirkus Reviews) that spans the dawn of the nuclear age to today, and "contains everything one could possibly want to know" (The Wall Street Journal). Every day in Washington, DC, the blue-and-gold first Helicopter Squadron, codenamed “MUSSEL,” flies over the Potomac River. As obvious as the Presidential motorcade, most people assume the squadron is a travel perk for VIPs. They’re only half right: while the helicopters do provide transport, the unit exists to evacuate high-ranking officials in the event of a terrorist or nuclear attack on the capital. In the event of an attack, select officials would be whisked by helicopters to a ring of secret bunkers around Washington, even as ordinary citizens were left to fend for themselves. “In exploring the incredible lengths (and depths) that successive administrations have gone to in planning for the aftermath of a nuclear assault, Graff deftly weaves a tale of secrecy and paranoia” (The New York Times Book Review) with details "that read like they've been ripped from the pages of a pulp spy novel" (Vice). For more than sixty years, the US government has been developing secret Doomsday strategies to protect itself, and the multibillion-dollar Continuity of Government (COG) program takes numerous forms—from its potential to evacuate the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to the plans to launch nuclear missiles from a Boeing-747 jet flying high over Nebraska. Garrett M. Graff sheds light on the inner workings of the 650-acre compound, called Raven Rock, just miles from Camp David, as well as dozens of other bunkers the government built for its top leaders during the Cold War, from the White House lawn to Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado to Palm Beach, Florida, and the secret plans that would have kicked in after a Cold War nuclear attack to round up foreigners and dissidents and nationalize industries. Equal parts a presidential, military, and cultural history, Raven Rock tracks the evolution of the government plan and the threats of global war from the dawn of the nuclear era through the War on Terror.

U S Armed Forces Nuclear Biological And Chemical Survival Manual

U S  Armed Forces Nuclear  Biological And Chemical Survival Manual
Author: Captain George Galdorisi
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-08-06
ISBN 10: 9780786725762
ISBN 13: 0786725761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

U S Armed Forces Nuclear Biological And Chemical Survival Manual Book Review:

In this comprehensive guide, military experts teach you how to survive an attack on American soil, from North Korean missiles to weaponized smallpox North Korean nukes. Dirty bombs in train stations. Chemical warfare. Americans have more reasons than ever to be afraid. If a nuclear missile strikes, will you know what to do? If a nerve agent is released in your office building, will you know the best way to avoid harm? The U.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Survival Manual gives you the information you need to survive a terrorist attack. It contains the best practices of all the United States' military services, adapted for the first time for civilian use. Experts agree that the threats posed by terrorists and enemy nations have never been graver. This handbook is the single most effective tool you can own to protect yourself and your family against the danger looming over our homeland. This manual will show you how to: - Protect yourself during a chemical or biological attack - Recognize the indicators of nuclear, chemical and biological attack - Develop a simple and effective family action plan - Guard against the radiological effects of a dirty bomb - Assist victims of nuclear, chemical, or biological agents - Assemble and store the everyday materials that could save your life

Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah
Author: Robert C. O'Brien
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN 10: 1665911646
ISBN 13: 9781665911641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Z for Zachariah Book Review:

In this post-apocalyptic novel from Newbery Medal–winning author Robert C. O’Brien, a teen girl struggling to survive in the wake of unimaginable disaster comes across another survivor. Ann Burden is sixteen years old and completely alone. The world as she once knew it is gone, ravaged by a nuclear war that has taken everyone from her. For the past year, she has lived in a remote valley with no evidence of any other survivors. But the smoke from a distant campfire shatters Ann’s solitude. Someone else is still alive and making his way toward the valley. Who is this man? What does he want? Can he be trusted? Both excited and terrified, Ann soon realizes there may be worse things than being the last person on Earth.

Pulling Through

Pulling Through
Author: Dean Ing
Publsiher: Ace Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1987-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780441690510
ISBN 13: 0441690513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pulling Through Book Review:

A survival story involving a group who try to find a new life after a nuclear holocaust.

The Wizards of Armageddon

The Wizards of Armageddon
Author: Fred Kaplan
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 1991-08-01
ISBN 10: 0804796173
ISBN 13: 9780804796170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wizards of Armageddon Book Review:

This is the untold story of the small group of men who have devised the plans and shaped the policies on how to use the Bomb. The book (first published in 1983) explores the secret world of these strategists of the nuclear age and brings to light a chapter in American political and military history never before revealed.

World War Z

World War Z
Author: Max Brooks
Publsiher: Crown Pub
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0307346609
ISBN 13: 9780307346605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War Z Book Review:

An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.

SEAL Survival Guide

SEAL Survival Guide
Author: Cade Courtley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-12-04
ISBN 10: 1451690304
ISBN 13: 9781451690309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SEAL Survival Guide Book Review:

Think and act like a Navy SEAL and you can survive anything. You can live scared—or be prepared. “We never thought it would happen to us.” From random shootings to deadly wildfires to terrorist attacks, the reality is that modern life is unpredictable and dangerous. Don’t live in fear or rely on luck. Learn the SEAL mindset: Be prepared, feel confident, step up, and know exactly how to survive any life-threatening situation. Former Navy SEAL and preeminent American survivalist Cade Courtley delivers step-by-step instructions anyone can master in this illustrated, user-friendly guide. You’ll learn to think like a SEAL and how to: improvise weapons from everyday items * pack a go bag* escape mass-shootings * treat injuries at the scene* subdue a hijacker * survive extreme climates * travel safely abroad* defend against animal attacks * survive pandemic * and much more Don’t be taken by surprise. Don’t be a target. Fight back, protect yourself, and beat the odds with the essential manual no one in the twenty-first century should be without. BE A SURVIVOR, NOT A STATISTIC!

Nagasaki

Nagasaki
Author: Susan Southard
Publsiher: Souvenir Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-08-31
ISBN 10: 0285643282
ISBN 13: 9780285643284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nagasaki Book Review:

On August 9th, 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. It killed a third of the population instantly, and the survivors, or hibakusha, would be affected by the life-altering medical conditions caused by the radiation for the rest of their lives. They were also marked with the stigma of their exposure to radiation, and fears of the consequences for their children. Nagasaki follows the previously unknown stories of five survivors and their families, from 1945 to the present day. It captures the full range of pain, fear, bravery and compassion unleashed by the destruction of a city. Susan Southard has interviewed the hibakusha over many years and her intimate portraits of their lives show the consequences of nuclear war. Nagasaki tells the neglected story of life after nuclear war and will help shape public debate over one of the most controversial wartime acts in history. Published for the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, this is the first study to be based on eye-witness accounts of Nagasaki in the style of John Hersey's Hiroshima. On August 9th, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a 5-tonne plutonium bomb was dropped on the small, coastal city of Nagasaki. The explosion destroyed factories, shops and homes and killed 74,000 people while injuring another 75,000. The two atomic bombs marked the end of a global war but for the tens of thousands of survivors it was the beginning of a new life marked with the stigma of being hibakusha (atomic bomb-affected people). Susan Southard has spent a decade interviewing and researching the lives of the hibakusha, raw, emotive eye-witness accounts, which reconstruct the days, months and years after the bombing, the isolation of their hospitalisation and recovery, the difficulty of re-entering daily life and the enduring impact of life as the only people in history who have lived through a nuclear attack and its aftermath. Following five teenage survivors from 1945 to the present day Southard unveils the lives they have led, their injuries in the annihilation of the bomb, the dozens of radiation-related cancers and illnesses they have suffered, the humiliating and frightening choices about marriage they were forced into as a result of their fears of the genetic diseases that may be passed through their families for generations to come. The power of Nagasaki lies in the detail of the survivors' stories, as deaths continued for decades because of the radiation contamination, which caused various forms of cancer. Intimate and compassionate, while being grounded in historical research Nagasaki reveals the censorship that kept the suffering endured by the hibakusha hidden around the world. For years after the bombings news reports and scientific research were censored by U.S. occupation forces and the U.S. government led an efficient campaign to justify the necessity and morality of dropping the bombs. As we pass the seventieth anniversary of the only atomic bomb attacks in history Susan Southard captures the full range of pain, fear, bravery and compassion unleashed by the destruction of a city. The personal stories of those who survived beneath the mushroom clouds will transform the abstract perception of nuclear war into a visceral human experience. Nagasaki tells the neglected story of life after nuclear war and will help shape public discussion and debate over one of the most controversial wartime acts in history.

Alas Babylon

Alas  Babylon
Author: Pat Frank
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2005-07-05
ISBN 10: 0060741872
ISBN 13: 9780060741877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alas Babylon Book Review:

The classic apocalyptic novel that stunned the world.

After the Ashes

After the Ashes
Author: Tarl Warwick
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2015-04-06
ISBN 10: 9781511609227
ISBN 13: 1511609222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Ashes Book Review:

After the Ashes is more than a typical survival hand guide. Because of the realization that atomic warfare is likely inevitable, it seeks to both inform the reader of why this is the case, and beyond merely lists of survival materials, attempts to enumerate reasonable ways in which mankind can, as it must, recover after such an event. Most materials written on this subject do little other than to teach survival methods themselves, and thus miss one important point; while they may help a person survive, they will not help mankind to truly recover from what would be the most trying period in all of humanity's history. From shortwave suggestions to suggestions regarding cleanup and restoring order, this guide seeks to add to the scope of literature on the subject from a new perspective, so that hopefully, should such a war occur, and should mankind find himself in the post-atomic era, he will be capable of not merely continuing to exist, but building something better so that such a thing will never happen again. A copy of the Bill of Rights is included within the work as well for handy reference, as after any such exchange such a document is invaluable.

The Medical Implications of Nuclear War

The Medical Implications of Nuclear War
Author: Fred Solomon,Robert Q. Marston,Lewis Thomas,Steering Committee for the Symposium on the Medical Implications of Nuclear War,Institute of Medicine
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 609
Release: 1986-01-15
ISBN 10: 9780309078665
ISBN 13: 0309078660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medical Implications of Nuclear War Book Review:

Written by world-renowned scientists, this volume portrays the possible direct and indirect devastation of human health from a nuclear attack. The most comprehensive work yet produced on this subject, The Medical Implications of Nuclear War includes an overview of the potential environmental and physical effects of nuclear bombardment, describes the problems of choosing who among the injured would get the scarce medical care available, addresses the nuclear arms race from a psychosocial perspective, and reviews the medical needs--in contrast to the medical resources likely to be available--after a nuclear attack. "It should serve as the definitive statement on the consequences of nuclear war."--Arms Control Today

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-09-20
ISBN 10: 0571290582
ISBN 13: 9780571290581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lord of the Flies Book Review:

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

After the Bomb

After the Bomb
Author: Gloria D. Miklowitz
Publsiher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Total Pages: 137
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780590401555
ISBN 13: 0590401556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Bomb Book Review:

After an accidental nuclear explosion off the coast of California, Philip searches for his family through a heavily militarized and devastated Los Angeles.