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Bombing the Marshall Islands.

Author: Keith M Parsons; Robert A Zaballa
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
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During the Cold War, the United States conducted atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific. The total explosive yield of these tests was 108 megatons, equivalent to the detonation of one Hiroshima bomb per day over nineteen years. These tests, particularly Castle Bravo, the largest one, had tragic consequences, including the irradiation of innocent people and the permanent  Read more...
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Parsons, Keith M.
Bombing the Marshall Islands.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith M Parsons; Robert A Zaballa
ISBN: 9781107239036 1107239036
OCLC Number: 1005616495
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents: Introduction. Sunrise in the West: snow in the tropics; 1. Operation crossroads: the World's first nuclear disaster; 2. The coming of the 'Super'; 3. Runaway bomb; 4. The victims of Bravo; 5. Monsters and movements: the cultural 'Fallout' of nuclear testing; 6. Bikini postmortem I: public perceptions and official obsessions; 7. Bikini postmortem II: nuclear policy and nuclear tests; Epilogue. Back to Bikini?; Appendix 1. Ultimate weapons; Appendix 2. Radiation exposure, dosage, and its biomedical effects; Notes; Bibliography.

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