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Book
420 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Green Library
STS-123-01
Book
xix, 389 pages : maps, illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
STS-123-01
Book
154 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
In "Trinity", the illustrator Jonathan Fetter-Vorm tells the history of the race to build and the decision to drop the first atomic bomb, and the ethical debates that followed. He sets the stage with early research in Europe, which began prior to World War I and accelerated rapidly as World War II approached. He takes special care to explain the process of a nuclear chain reaction, transporting the reader into a splitting atom in the vivid way that only a graphic book can. The action then shifts to Los Alamos, and Fetter-Vorm showcases the strong personalities of the physicists under the supervision of the Manhattan Project leader J. Robert Oppenheimer and high-level military personnel. These men and women wrestled daily with both the difficulty of building an atomic weapon and the moral implications of actually succeeding. When the first bomb finally went off at a test site code-named Trinity, the world was irreversibly thrust into a new and far more dangerous age. Richly illustrated and deeply researched, "Trinity" is dramatic, informative, and thought-provoking.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780809094684 20160609
Green Library
STS-123-01
Video
2 videodiscs (188 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Bonus disc (100 min.) : Duck and cover (1951)
  • Our cities must fight (1951)
  • House in the middle (1954)
  • Self preservation in an atomic attack (1950)
  • Operation Crossroads (1946)
  • Operation Cue (1955)
  • Survival under atomic attack (1951)
  • Birth of the B-29 (1945).
Media & Microtext Center
STS-123-01
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
A documentary exploration of the United States government's propaganda promoting the atomic bomb. Relies on film clips of the 1940's and 1950's, including bits and pieces of propoganda films, newsreels, popular songs, and defense training films.
Media & Microtext Center
STS-123-01