Category : Medical
Editor : Skyhorse
ISBN : 9781510702059
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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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.

Category : Health & Fitness
Editor : Oregon Inst Science & Medicine
ISBN : 094248701X
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 282
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Category : Health & Fitness
Editor : Doubleday
ISBN : UOM:39015076844516
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 192
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Category : History
Editor : Souvenir Press
ISBN : 9780285643284
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 416
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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.

Category : Reference
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781510752696
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 241
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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.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Wildside Press LLC
ISBN : 9781479451210
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 302
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"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.

Category : History
Editor : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN : 9780393652529
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 384
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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.

Category : Reference
Editor : Basic Books
ISBN : 9780786725762
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 256
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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

Category : Sports & Recreation
Editor : Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN : 1484801792
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 182
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This is not your normal Survival Book! "Survive Until The End Comes" is an easy-to-use everyday survival guide for the untrained public. Become an independent thinker and develop a mind for survival. Become more prepared, both mentally and physically, for surviving the event when it occurs, and after the event has happened. Master the basics of day-to-day survival as well as serious survival situations that other survival guides leave out. Survival is not just about preparing for some terrible disaster to happen. It is also about learning to survive a job loss, a foreclosure, or the death of a loved one. Survival can be learning to lose weight or to quit smoking possibly preventing a heart attack or stroke. Survival is the practice of extending our lives every single day. Anything that can drastically change our day-to-day routines can become a survival event. This book will show you how to increase your odds of surviving. Devastating disasters are occurring at record levels. Our world is changing fast! Are you prepared to protect yourself and your family from the days ahead? Do you know what to do first when that deadly tragedy strikes you and your loved ones? How many people think, "It will never happen to me"? How many deaths can be prevented everyday through a basic working knowledge of survival and first aid? Some people assume that a pile of expensive survival gear is all you need to survive man-made and natural disasters. The plain truth is your survival gear and first aid kits are only as good as your understanding of your survival gear and experience in using it. Develop your mind for survival in any situation, be it a nuclear explosion, a business failure, a car accident, a divorce, or the death of someone close to you. This survival book is a survival guide for the people... people just like you. It provides easy-to-understand and easy-to-use survival techniques for the working mom, the college student, the schoolteacher, the laid-off factory worker, the Wall Street executive, the tourist, and the war veteran. Survival is not that difficult for most of us if we learn a few of the truths and secrets about surviving and put away some of the common myths, all explained in "Survive Until The End Comes". Become more resourceful, and learn to improvise in everyday situations. Your chances of surviving a real disaster will increase as you absorb the ideas and master the simple techniques covered in this book. Avoid becoming a statistic! This book can save your life! Get your copy today!

Category : Emergency management
Editor :
ISBN : 1888865016
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 402
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"How to prepare for food shortage, prepare for prolonged power failures, deal with breakdowns in law and order, deal with the psychological aspects of disaster, deal with medical emergencies when help is not available, protect you and your family against nuclear and biological warfare, and much, much more"--Cover, p. [4].