July 2001

Feature articles cover: weapons in space; 'Missile Defence'; UK science funding

February 2001

Feature articles cover: global ethical challenges; nuclear weapons in Israel and India; international climate policy; GM crops

Journey by Train and Boat from Europe to the UN Climate Convention in Kyoto November - December 1997

Authors : Ben Matthews, Michelle Valentine

Published : September 1998

Pages : 63 + iv

It is not too much to state that the engineering profession, more than any other, has been responsible for the growth of the technological society, with all its benefits, which the developed world enjoys today. Were it not for the engineer we would not have comfortable, hygienic homes, plentiful food, or instant communication. However, it is pertinent to note that without the engineer we would not have the problems of air and water pollution, traffic and aircraft noise, and the disrupting effects of industrial unrest: we would also, of course, lack the ability to obliterate millions at the touch of a button.

Meredith Thring


London After the Bomb

What a Nuclear Attack Really Means

Five research scientists give a straightforward account of the consequences of a nuclear attack on a major city, using London as their prime example. They discuss the effects of radiation; problems with law and order; shortages of food and water; destruction of power supplies, transport, communications; and the long-term effects - not only on human beings but also on the Earth's natural environment.

Owen Greene, Barry Rubin, Neil Turok, Philip Webber, and Graeme Wilkinson