Detailed scientific explanations and observations of nuclear weapons

The Effects of Nuclear Weapons, by Glasstone and Dolan, is considered the primary scientific reference on nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons effects. Listed below are the URLs for the third edition, published in 1977.

The files for this book were created and graciously provided by the Princeton Program on Science & Global Security. While they no longer seem to have these files posted online, you can also access the entire book at