The Resource Bombs over Bikini: : the world's first nuclear disaster, (electronic resource)

Bombs over Bikini: : the world's first nuclear disaster, (electronic resource)

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Bombs over Bikini: : the world's first nuclear disaster
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Bombs over Bikini:
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the world's first nuclear disaster
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eng
Summary
In 1946, as part of the Cold War arms race, the US military launched a program to test nuclear bombs in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific Ocean. From 1946 until 1958, the military detonated sixty-seven nuclear bombs over the region's Bikini and Enewetak Atolls. The twelfth bomb, called Bravo, became the world's first nuclear disaster. It sent a toxic cloud of radiation over Rongelap Atoll and other nearby inhabited islands. The testing was intended to advance scientific knowledge about nuclear bombs and radiation, but it had much more far-reaching effects. Some of the islanders suffered burns, cancers, birth defects, and other medical tragedies as a result of radiation poisoning. Many of the Marshallese were resettled on other Pacific islands or in the United States. They and their descendants cannot yet return to Bikini, which remains contaminated by radiation. And while the United States claims it is now safe to resettle Rongelap, only a few construction workers live there on a temporary basis. For Bombs over Bikini, author Connie Goldsmith researched government documents, military film footage, and other primary source documents to tell the story of the world's first nuclear disaster. You'll meet the people who planned the test operations, the Marshall Islanders who lost their homes and suffered from radiation illnesses, and those who have worked to hold the US government accountable for catastrophically poor planning. Was the new knowledge about nuclear bombs and radiation worth the cost in human suffering? You decide
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Midwest
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1945-
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Goldsmith, Connie
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623.4/5119
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Atomic bomb
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Bikinians
  • Nuclear weapons testing victims
  • Nuclear weapons testing victims
  • Electronic books
  • Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)
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adult
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Bombs over Bikini: : the world's first nuclear disaster, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11775082
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multicolored
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MWT11775082
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1 online resource
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  • online
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MWT11775082
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Label
Bombs over Bikini: : the world's first nuclear disaster, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11775082
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11775082
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11775082
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11775082
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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