The Helen Caldicott Foundation | Reading List (a work in progress in alphabetical order)

Reading List (a work in progress in alphabetical order)

Reading List (a work in progress in alphabetical order)

Posted by ponderwell in Suggested Reading

A Desperate Passion, An Autobiography. Dr.Helen Caldicott. W.W. Norton & Company (1996)

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar. P.W. Singer and Allan Friedman. Oxford University Press

Existential Risk

Global Catastrophic Risk. Nick Bostrom, Milan M. Cirkovic. Oxford University Press
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. Nick Bostrom. Oxford University Press

Public Health

From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You: A Primer on Radiation and Health. Dr.Dale Dewar and Florian Oelck. Between the Lines
The Human Radiation Experiments. Final Report of the President’s Advisory Committee, 1996. Oxford University Press
Tortured Science: Health Studies, Ethics and Nuclear Weapons in the US. Editors Quigley, Lowman, Wing. Baywood Publishing

Nuclear Power

All that is Solid Melts Into Air (a novel about Chernobyl), Darragh McKeon. Harper
Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment. Alexey V. Yablokov, Vassily B. Nesterenko, Alexey V. Nesterenko. New York Academy of Sciences
Chernobyl 25 years Later: Crime Without Punishment. Alla A. Yaroshinskaya. Transaction
Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe. Dr.Helen Caldicott, Ed. New Press
Déchets: Le Cauchemar du Nucléaire. Laure Noualhat. Seuil Arte Editions
Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster. David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Q. Stranahan, Union of Concerned Scientists. New Press
If You Love This Planet. Dr. Helen Caldicott W.W. Norton & Company (revised and updated 2009)
Loving This Planet: Leading Thinkers Talk About How to Make a Better World. Dr Helen Caldicott. The New Press (2012)
Nuclear Madness: What You Can Do. Dr. Helen Caldicott. W.W.Norton & Co. 1994
Nuclear Power is Not the Answer. Dr.Helen Caldicott. The New Press (2006)
Nuclear Roulette: The Truth About the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth. Gar Smith. Chelsea Green
Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster. Svetlana Alexievich. Picador

Nuclear War

American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War. Carole Gallagher. MIT Press
America’s Nuclear Wastelands: Politics, Accountability, and Cleanup. Max S. Power. WSU Press
Command and Control. Author Eric Schlosser. Publisher: The Penguin Press
Consequential Damages of Nuclear War: The Rongelap Report. Barbara Rose Johnston & Holly M. Barker. Left Coast Press
The Dead Hand. Author David E. Hoffman. Anchor Books
Full Body Burden. Author Kristen Iversen. Crown/Random House
Israel and the Bomb. Avner Cohen. Columbia University Press
The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Author Richard Rhodes. Simon and Schuster
The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Words of its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians. Editor Cynthia C. Kelly. Tess Press
Metal of Dishonor: HOW DEPLETED URANIUM PENETRATES STEEL, RADIATES PEOPLE AND CONTAMINATES THE ENVIRONMENT. Publisher: International Action Center; Uab edition (1997); ISBN: 0965691608
The New Nuclear Danger: GEORGE W. BUSH’S MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. Dr.Helen Caldicott. The New Press (2oo1,2004)
Nuclear Borderlands. Author Joseph Masco. Princeton University Press.
People of the Bomb. Author Hugh Gusterson. University of Minnesota Press
Plutopia. Kate Brown. Oxford University Press
Thermonuclear Monarchy. Author Elaine Scarry. Publisher: Norton
Tortured Science: Health Studies, Ethics and Nuclear Weapons in the US. Editors Quigley, Lowman, Wing. Baywood Publishing
War in Heaven. Dr. Helen Caldicott. The New Press (2007)
Whole World on Fire. Author Lynn Eden. Cornell University Press


The Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table. Sam Kean. Back Bay Books
A Field Guide to Radiation. Wayne Biddle. Penguin
Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout. Lauren Redniss. Harper Collins

Uranium Mining

The Navajo People and Uranium Mining. Ed. Doug Brugge, Tomothy Benally, Esther Yazzie-Lewis. University of New Mexico Press
Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed. Judy Pasternak. Free Press

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