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Nuclear Disaster Preparedness and Civil Defense

A guide for current and historic US government resources on how to prepare for a nuclear attack or environmental emergency from West Chester University Libraries

Nuclear War

Live: A Handbook of Survival in Nuclear Attack, by Roger S. Cannell 
Call Number: 623.388 C224

The Fallen Sky: Medical Consequences of Thermonuclear Warby Saul Aronow, Frank R. Ervin, & Victor W. Sidel. (eds.) 
Call Number: 614.715 A769

Hidden Dangers: Environmental Consequences of Preparing for War, by Anne H. Ehrlich & John Birks (eds.)

Call Number: 363.1799 H632 

Nuclear Accidents

Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters from the Ozark Mountains to Fukushimaby James Mahaffey
Call Number: 363.1799 M214

Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment, by Alexey V. Yablokov, et al. (eds.)
Call Number: 363.1799 Y11 

The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weaponsby Scott Douglas Sagan

Request from Interlibrary Loan

Environmental Hazards: Radioactive Materials and Wastes: A Reference Handbook, by E. Willard Miller; Ruby M. Miller 
Call Number: 363.1799 M647

Disaster Response and Homeland Security: What Works, What Doesn'tby James F. Miskel 
Call Number: 363.348 M678

The Legacy of Chernobyl, by Zhores A. Medvedev
Call Number: 363.1799 M493

Nuclear Weapons

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, by Eric Schlosser
Call Number: 363.1799 S345

Bomb Scare: The History & Future of Nuclear Weapons, by Joseph Cirincione
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The Making of the Atomic Bomb, by Richard Rhodes
(Library has 1986 edition. Use Interlibrary Loan to get the 2012 edition)
Call Number: 623.4511 R477

Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, by Richard Rhodes
Call Number: 623.4511 R477a

Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940, by Stephen I. Schwartz
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Other Books of Interest

The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era, by Craig Nelson
Call Number: 539.75 N425

A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry, by Nathan Hodge and Sharon Weinberger

Call Number: 623.4511 H688 

Whole World on Fire: Organizations, Knowledge, and Nuclear Weapons Devastation, by Lynn Eden
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