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The Fate of the Earth and the Abolition
Contributor(s): Schell, Jonathan (Author)

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ISBN: 0804737029     ISBN-13: 9780804737029
Publisher: Stanford University Press
OUR PRICE: $29.40  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2000

Annotation: " This is a work of enormous force. . . . It compels us-- and compel is the right word-- to confront head-on the nuclear peril." -- New York Times Book Review
" As always, Schell is interesting and ingenious and sometimes moving." -- New Republic

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- History | Military - Nuclear Warfare
- Political Science | International Relations - General
Dewey: 355.021
LCCN: 99067025
Series: Stanford Nuclear Age
Physical Information: 1.05" H x 5.51" W x 8.5" (1.30 lbs) 460 pages
- Chronological Period - 1950-1999
- Chronological Period - 1980's
- Chronological Period - 1990's
Review Citations: Reference and Research Bk News 02/01/2002 pg. 233
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Now combined in one volume, these two books helped focus national attention in the early 1980s on the movement for a nuclear freeze. "The Fate of the Earth" painted a chilling picture of the planet in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust, while "The Abolition" offered a proposal for full-scale nuclear disarmament. With the recent tensions in India and Pakistan, and concerns about nuclear proliferation around the globe, public attention is once again focused on the worldwide nuclear situation. The author is at the forefront of the discussion. In February 1998, his lengthy essay constituted the centerpiece of a special, widely distributed issue of "The Nation" dealing with the nuclear arms race. The relevance of his two books for today' s debates is undeniable, as many experts assert that the nuclear situation is more dangerous than ever.
"Reviews of" The Fate of the Earth
" This is a work of enormous force. There are moments when it seems to hurtle almost out of control, across an extraordinary range of fact and thought. But in the end, it accomplishes what no other work has managed to do in the years of the nuclear age. It compels us-- and compel is the right word-- to confront head on the nuclear peril."
-- "New York Times Book Review"
" There have been thousands of commentaries on what this new destructive power of man means; but my guess is that Schell' s book . . . will become the classic statement of the emerging consciousness."
-- Max Lerner, "New Republic"
"Reviews of" The Abolition
" As always, Schell is interesting and ingenious, eloquent and sometimes moving. He presents his case withclarity, and with candor about its possible shortcomings."
-- "New Republic"
" A reasoned argument. . . . As this work will do much to stimulate the ongoing nuclear debate, it is highly recommended."
-- "Library Journal"
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