Discusses the personalities and events involved in the research, development and detonation of the atomic bombs built by the United States in the 1940s.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 122-124) and index.
|LC Classifications||QC773.3.U5 C64 1999|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||128 p. :|
|Number of Pages||128|
|LC Control Number||98044499|
For a great historical look you can’t beat Richard Rhodes books. The Making of the Atomic Bomb covers the Manhattan Project and Dark Sun addresses the development of the hydrogen bomb. He has two further books on nuclear weapons - Arsenals of Foll. The Manhattan Project was the code name for the American-led effort to develop a functional atomic weapon during World War II. The controversial creation and eventual use of . Manhattan District The Trinity test of the Manhattan Project was the first detonation of a nuclear weapon. Active – Disbanded 15 August Country United States United Kingdom Canada Branch U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Garrison/HQ Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S. Anniversaries 13 August Engagements Allied invasion of Italy Allied invasion of France Branch: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project's Indispensable Man by Robert S. Norris. Recommended Reading. Racing for the Bomb tells the gripping story of how Groves - more than any single scientist - was crucial to the Manhattan Project's success.
Pages in category "Books about the Manhattan Project" The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (). Women and the Manhattan Project. Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II - Denise Kiernan. Gatekeeper to Los Alamos: Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin - Nancy Cook Steeper. Standing By and Making Do: Women of Wartime Los Alamos - Charlotte Serber, Jane Wilson. The Wives of Los Alamos: A Novel - TaraShea Nesbit. A History of . The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Words of its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians By Cynthia C. Kelly. MM: The editor of this book is head of the Atomic Heritage Foundation, dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Age. This notebook records an experiment of the Manhattan Project, the all-out, but highly secret, effort of the Federal Government to build an atomic bomb during World War II. Recorded here is the world's first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, achieved on December 2,
A summary of The Manhattan Project in 's J. Robert Oppenheimer. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of J. Robert Oppenheimer and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Women played important roles across the Manhattan Project complex. They worked as nurses, teachers, librarians, and secretaries. They sold and processed war bonds, worked the desks at dormitories and post exchanges, welded, and even monitored the control panels of the calutron. Created by Sam Shaw. With Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chernus, Christopher Denham, Katja Herbers. In , in Los Alamos, New Mexico, a team of government scientists is working on the top secret Manhattan Project in a race to produce an atomic bomb before the Nazis. Meanwhile, their families adjust to a life on the military base/10(K). Manhattan Project, the wartime effort to design and build the first nuclear weapons (atomic bombs).With the discovery of fission in , it became clear to scientists that certain radioactive materials could be used to make a bomb of unprecented power.