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Bombs over Bikini

The World's First Nuclear Disaster

Bombs over Bikini( )
Author: Goldsmith, Connie
ISBN:978-1-4677-1612-3
Publication Date:Apr 2012
Publisher:Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint:Twenty-First Century Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $42.95
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:88
Detailed Subjects: History / Military / Nuclear Warfare
History / Oceania
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):17.78 x 22.86 cm
Author Biography
Goldsmith, Connie (Author)
Connie Goldsmith is an RN with a master's degree in health. She writes books about history, health, and science for older children including Bombs Over Bikini: The World's First Nuclear Disaster and Traumatic Brain Injury: From Concussion to Coma. She also writes children's book reviews and continuing education articles for nurses on a wide variety of professional and disease-specific topics.

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