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Nuclear radiation in warfare

Nuclear radiation in warfare

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Published by Taylor & Francis, Distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain in London, Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear warfare.,
  • Ionizing radiation -- Toxicology.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementStockholm International Peace Research Institute.
    ContributionsRotblat, Joseph, 1908-, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU263 .N757 1981
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 149 p. :
    Number of Pages149
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2956463M
    ISBN 100850662176
    LC Control Number84199286

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