Measuring the Unthinkable

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Science  19 Mar 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5665, pp. 1772-1773
DOI: 10.1126/science.1094782

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Whole World on Fire Organizations, Knowledge, and Nuclear Weapons Devastation. Lynn Eden. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 2004. 381 pp. $32.50, £19.50. ISBN 0-8014-3578-1.

In a study that highlights constraints on institutional behavior, Eden considers the questions of how and why the United States left the potential damage from nuclear fires out of its plans for fighting strategic nuclear war.