About this Edition
The Effects of Nuclear Weapons, as a U.S. Government publication, is in the public domain. The 1977 Third Edition (the most recent version of this publication) was scanned by the Program in Science and Global Security of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University into a collection of bitmap PDF files which were linked to a Web page on their site which served as an index. For some reason the PDF file for each chapter repeated the title page, preface, acknowledgements, and table of contents from the front of the book.
The online edition of the book seems to have been removed from the Princeton site (or, if it's still there, it's sufficiently well hidden that I haven't managed to find it). I took the original PDF files and edited them with pdfedit to remove the duplicate material at the start of the individual chapters and break out the title page, preface, acknowledgements, glossary, guide to SI units, and index into separate PDF files. I then constructed a new XHTML table of contents (this document) which links to the individual chapter PDF files, which open in a separate window. I wanted to link the subtitles in the table of contents to their page locations in these files, but discovered that (at least with the Adobe PDF plug-in installed on my machine), a “#page=n” URL fragment identifier only works the first time a PDF file is loaded—if you subsequently click on another subheading within the chapter you're presently reading, the URL in the browser window changes but the PDF file does not skip to the new page number. Consequently, I made links only for the chapters; you can scroll to the desired page for a subheading from the page number in the table of contents and the page numbers on the page images in the chapter files.
An online edition of the Nuclear Bomb Effects Computer which accompanied the 1962 edition of the book is available at this site.