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History Firsthand - Making and Using the Atom Bomb

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Published by Greenhaven Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Weapons & equipment,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Young Adult Misc. Nonfiction,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9),
  • USA,
  • History - General,
  • History / General,
  • Humanities,
  • History - Military & Wars,
  • History - United States/20th Century,
  • 20th century,
  • Atomic bomb,
  • History,
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.),
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9541901M
    ISBN 100737714131
    ISBN 109780737714135
    OCLC/WorldCa50272995


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History Firsthand - Making and Using the Atom Bomb by Mark McKain Download PDF EPUB FB2

"These are in keeping with the aim of the series, to personalize history and, in this way, make it more meaningful." -- School Library Journal (May ) (School Library Journal ) "The History Firsthand series presents excerpts from period documents, organized under broad subject heading and introduced by a paragraph of background.

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Making and Using the Atomic Bomb (History Firsthand) by Greenhaven (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — — $ Author: Greenhaven. “Today's cheerful note: The atomic bomb can't kill you more times than you're already going to die already.” ― The Index-Journal.

Sep 18,  · Making of the Atomic Bomb, Pulitzer Prize winner inwas a well-researched and comprehensive history exploring the making of the atomic bomb, beginning with World War I, the genesis of the Manhattan Project and continuing through the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, bringing an end to World War II.

Rhodes divides the book into three /5(). The Making of the Atomic Bomb is a contemporary history book written by the American journalist and historian Richard Rhodes, first published by Simon & Schuster in It won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and a National Book Critics Circle applikando.com narrative covers people and events from early 20th century discoveries leading to the Author: Richard Rhodes.

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Coddon. Dec 13,  · Here for the first time, in rich, human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan.

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See the complete History Firsthand series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Jan 22,  · The Making of the Atomic Bomb is a contemporary history book written by the American journalist and historian Richard Rhodes, first published by Simon & Schuster in It won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and a.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb: The 25th Anniversary of the Classic History. By Richard Rhodes. Simon & Schuster, (with new forward by the author). $ The great Danish physicist Niels Bohr, writes journalist and historian Richard Rhodes, “liked to dream of great interrelationships.”. Summer Assignment.

Book Review. The Making of the Atomic Bomb Richard Rhodes. Andrew Clark. who simultaneously built the most terrible bomb in history and understood that the bomb made the future ominous with apocalyptic breaking research and development of.

History Firsthand - Making and Using the Atom Bomb book Sep 18,  · Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project.

From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people, and the socio-political realities that led to the 4/5(18).

The Making of the Atomic Bomb, by Richard Rhodes, was first published in For this detailed documentation of the development of the most destructive war weapon ever to be created, Rhodes received widespread recognition, winning the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction.

Nov 23,  · The effort led to the invention of atomic bombs, including the two that were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing or injuring overapplikando.com attacks forced Japan to surrender and brought an end to World War II, but they also marked a crucial turning point in the early Atomic Age, raising enduring questions about the implications of nuclear warfare.

The story of the atomic bomb started around the turn of the century when a small number of physicists began to think about, discuss, and publish papers about the phenomenon of radioactivity, the behavior of alpha particles, and the properties of various materials when irradiated.

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In retrospect, it is apparent that the development of the atomic bomb was one of the great turning points in world history. In The Making of the Atomic Bomb, the winner of the National Book Award. agencies. The History Division has prepared a series of monographs on The Origins of the Department of Energy.

Each explains the history, goals, and achievements of a predecessor agency or a major program of the Department of Energy. “The Manhattan Project: Making the Atomic Bomb” is a short history of the origins and develop. Jun 12,  · Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan applikando.com the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people, and the socio-political realities that led to the /5.

Who invented the atomic bomb. The question is a bit misleading, as modern scientific research did not progress as it did in the days of Archimedes, with one scientist shouting “Eureka!” upon his discovery after laboring for months in solitude.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb Summary. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, by Richard Rhodes, was first published in For this detailed documentation of the development of the most destructive war weapon ever to be created, Rhodes received widespread recognition, winning the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, and the National Book Critics Circle.

Read more about this on Questia. atomic bomb or A-bomb, weapon deriving its explosive force from the release of nuclear energy through the fission (splitting) of heavy atomic nuclei. The first atomic bomb was produced at the Los Alamos, applikando.com, laboratory and successfully tested on July 16, A nuclear weapon (also called an atom bomb, nuke, atomic bomb, nuclear warhead, A-bomb, or nuclear bomb) is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb).Both bomb types release large quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter.

Because of the difficulties in making a working plutonium bomb, it was decided that there should be a test of the weapon.

On July 16,in the desert north of Alamogordo, New Mexico, the first nuclear test took place, code-named "Trinity", using a device nicknamed "the gadget.". This is a powerful, deeply affecting book. Its pages are dense, and require much of the reader.

But the return is a comprehensive account of the development of the atomic bomb: the nuclear physics of the first decades of 20th century that made the effort possible; the historical context that led to its construction; the scientific collaboration at Los Alamos and how the feat was accomplished/5(39).

"The Manhattan Project: Making the Atomic Bomb" is a short history of the origins and development of the American atomic bomb program during World War II. Beginning with the scientific developments of the pre-war years, the monograph details the role of United States government in conducting a secret, nationwide enterprise that took science.

Richard Rhodes takes us on that journey step by step, minute by minute, and gives us the definitive story of man's most awesome discovery and invention. The Making of the Atomic Bomb has been compared in its sweep and importance to William L.

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Mar 19,  · Decades ago, when I took a history class on this topic, I had a ten page reading list. If you want a general survey with only a small number of errors or biases, you can't go wrong or do too badly with Richard Rhodes "The Making of the Atomic Bomb.

The Manhattan Project was a secret research project that was created to help America design and build an atomic bomb. This was created in reaction to Nazi scientists who had discovered how to split a uranium atom in Atomic Timeline.

to Early Nuclear Science. NM, establishing the feasibility of making an implosion bomb. Timeline courtesy of the Atomic Heritage Foundation, Carey Sublette’s Chronology For The Origin Of Atomic Weapons, and Alex Wellerstein’s Nuclear Testing Calendar.

May 09,  · This history of the atomic bomb, from the discovery of nuclear fission to the first Soviet test, skillfully depicts the fear-driven competition between Germans, Americans and Russians. Michie Hattori Bernstein moved to Mississippi and died in William L.

Leary was trained in Japanese by the U.S. Army. After the war, he conducted interviews with civilians in Japan for the U.S.

Strategic Bombing Survey and continues to interview Japanese expatriates living in applikando.com: Historynet Staff. The Paperback of the Making and Using the Atomic Bomb by Mark McKain, Mark McKain | at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. B&N Outlet Membership Educators Author: Mark Mckain. Sep 11,  · How Israel Stole the Bomb. September 11, Thus begins Roger Mattson’s Stealing the Atom Bomb: All they had to do was cookbook bomb-making –. Race to Build the Atomic Bomb J. David Rogers 2 Ernest Rutherford () The Fission Dream - While working at the Swiss Patent Office in Bern, Albert Einstein publishes three articles in the German publication Annals of Physics.

These include 1) The quantum theory to explain the photoelectric. Atom Bomb: Technique and Theory Used to Make One A brief educational description on how an atom bomb works and its various components like altimeter, air pressure detonator, detonating head, conventional explosive charges, neutron deflector, uranium and plutonium, lead shield, fuses, etc., is provided in this article.As an added incentive, another reason for using the bombs was to provide diplomatic benefits by making the Soviet Union “more open to America’s wishes” (Walker, 94).

Also, Truman didn’t drop the bomb initially to insult or impress the Soviets, but it was a by-product, or a “bonus” to America.The British, who made significant theoretical contributions early in the war, did not have the resources to pursue a full-fledged atomic bomb research program while fighting for their survival.

Consequently, the British acceded, reluctantly, to American leadership and .