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The Resource Hiroshima : the story of the first atom bomb, Clive A. Lawton

Hiroshima : the story of the first atom bomb, Clive A. Lawton

Label
Hiroshima : the story of the first atom bomb
Title
Hiroshima
Title remainder
the story of the first atom bomb
Statement of responsibility
Clive A. Lawton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On August 6, 1945, the United States of America dropped the world's first atomic bomb, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, a decision that ushered in the nuclear age and marked the end of World War II. When the atomic bomb exploded at 8:15 A.M., 70,000 people were killed instantly. Thousands more were dead of radiation sickness within weeks. More still were sick, scarred, and deformed for the rest of their lives by the chemicals in the bomb. Three days later, a second bomb killed 40,000 people in Nagasaki. Clive A. Lawton explores the politics and the science behind the military decision that began the nuclear arms race. Through photographs, maps, and primary sources, he investigates the events that led up to the disaster at Hiroshima in 1945 and discusses the consequences that we are still living with today
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawton, Clive
Dewey number
940.54/2521954
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.25.H6
LC item number
L34 2004
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atomic bomb
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Hiroshima : the story of the first atom bomb, Clive A. Lawton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The Power of a thousand suns" -- Splitting the atom -- Spread of war -- Manhattan project -- Relentless enemy -- Slow progress -- Research continues -- Victory in Europe -- Making the decision -- "Enola gay is on its way" -- "It's Hiroshima!" -- On the ground -- Second bomb -- Unconditional surrender -- After the surrender -- Survivors -- Hiroshima today -- Was ut the right decision? -- World peace postponed -- And tomorrow? -- Key dates -- Glossary -- Who's who -- Science -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
30 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
48 p.
Isbn
9780763622718
Lccn
2004045166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
System control number
  • ocm54670037
  • 1136886
Label
Hiroshima : the story of the first atom bomb, Clive A. Lawton
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The Power of a thousand suns" -- Splitting the atom -- Spread of war -- Manhattan project -- Relentless enemy -- Slow progress -- Research continues -- Victory in Europe -- Making the decision -- "Enola gay is on its way" -- "It's Hiroshima!" -- On the ground -- Second bomb -- Unconditional surrender -- After the surrender -- Survivors -- Hiroshima today -- Was ut the right decision? -- World peace postponed -- And tomorrow? -- Key dates -- Glossary -- Who's who -- Science -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
30 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
48 p.
Isbn
9780763622718
Lccn
2004045166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
System control number
  • ocm54670037
  • 1136886

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