Science: World War III Preview

Some Americans have almost forgotten the atomic bomb. Some think of it as just another weapon, and think that an atomic war will be just another war. This week such ostrich notions were rudely jolted. One World or None (McGraw-Hill; $1)' "a report on the full meaning of the atomic bomb" by 17 scientists (including five Nobel prizewinners), generals and pundits, gave a preview of World War III. One World or None is a calm, hair-raising warning of swiftly approaching disaster. Americans who would like to die a natural death can read it...

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