The Fate of the Earth and The Abolition (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
460
Utgivningsdatum
2000-05-01
Upplaga
Revised
Förlag
Stanford University Press
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
216 x 140 x 27 mm
Vikt
590 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
xl, 173 p. ;
ISBN
9780804737029
The Fate of the Earth and The Abolition (häftad)

The Fate of the Earth and The Abolition

And, the Abolition

Häftad Engelska, 2000-05-01
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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 with clarity, 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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"This is a work of enormous force. . . . It compels us-and compel is the right word-to confront head-on the nuclear peril." -- <I>New York Times Book Review</I> "As always, Schell is interesting and ingenious and sometimes moving." -- <I>New Republic</I>

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Jonathan Schell is a writer and anti-nuclear activist. He is the author of several books, including The Gift of Time.

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Part I. Nuclear Weapons and the Real Twentieth Century 1. A republic of insects and grass 2. The second death 3. The choice Part II. The Abolition: 1. Defining the great predicament 2. A deliberate policy Index.