The Social Impact of Bomb Destruction
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
284 Pages | 6 x 9 | 10 b&w illus., 13 line drawing, 20 tables
This is the first book to deal with the sociological and demographic impact of widespread bomb destruction. The physical effects of nuclear destruction are related to their social consequences, which are ultimately decisive for political and military strategy, as well as civil defense.
Iklé’s findings are based on an extensive analysis of World War II data from Germany, Japan, Poland, and other countries. He also examined many other types of disasters in order to predict the results of nuclear bombing—from medieval plagues to the evacuation in Holland during the floods of 1953. Statistical comparisons show how different degrees of destruction affect cities or nations.
The Social Impact of Bomb Destruction is required reading for all civil defense workers and military personnel, as well as government leaders and civilians who would be informed on the social consequences of bombing—and ways to deal with those consequences.