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Title:
The making of the atom bomb
Author:
Sherrow, Victoria.
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Lucent Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Discusses various topics connected to the production of the atom bomb, including the development of nuclear energy, work on atomic weapons at the Los Alamos and other sites, and the decision to use the first atomic bomb during World War II.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 10.3 6.0 51638.
ISBN:
9781560065852
Format :
Book

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Few events have affected humankind as profoundly as the harnessing of nuclear power, which led to the development of atomic weapons. This book explores the discoveries that led to the creation of atom bombs and the decision to use them during World War II, as well as the devastating effects of those weapons, the arms race and cold war, and the state of nuclear weapons today.


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Gr 7 Up-Sherrow explores the discoveries that led to the creation of the atom bomb and the decision to use it during World War II, as well as its devastating effects, the arms race and Cold War, and the state of nuclear weapons today. This thoroughly researched book presents a broad, balanced, and penetrating view in a precise and organized manner. A large number of captioned black-and-white historical photographs and informative sidebars are included. The primary and secondary source quotations included throughout distinguish this useful title from others on the subject.-Paul Bielich, Northwestern High School, Detroit, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.