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The Resource Bombs over Bikini : the world's first nuclear disaster, Connie Goldsmith

Bombs over Bikini : the world's first nuclear disaster, Connie Goldsmith

Label
Bombs over Bikini : the world's first nuclear disaster
Title
Bombs over Bikini
Title remainder
the world's first nuclear disaster
Statement of responsibility
Connie Goldsmith
Title variation
  • World's first nuclear disaster
  • World's 1st nuclear disaster
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 about nuclear bombs and radiation, but it had much more far-reaching effects. Some of the islanders suffered burns, cancers, birth defects, and other medical tragedies as a result of radiation poisoning. Many of the Marshallese were resettled on other Pacific islands or in the United States. They and their descendants cannot yet return to Bikini, which remains contaminated by radiation. And while the United States claims it is now safe to resettle Rongelap, only a few construction workers live there on a temporary basis. For Bombs over Bikini, author Connie Goldsmith researched government documents, military film footage, and other primary source documents to tell the story of the world's first nuclear disaster. You'll meet the people who planned the test operations, the Marshall Islanders who lost their homes and suffered from radiation illnesses, and those who have worked to hold the US government accountable for catastrophically poor planning. Was the new knowledge about nuclear bombs and radiation worth the cost in human suffering? You decide
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
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Goldsmith, Connie
Dewey number
623.4/5119
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1150 L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
Grades 5-8
LC call number
  • UG1282.A8
  • UG1282.A8
LC item number
  • G63 2014
  • G63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
7.8
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atomic bomb
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Bikinians
  • Nuclear weapons testing victims
  • Nuclear weapons testing victims
  • Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)
Label
Bombs over Bikini : the world's first nuclear disaster, Connie Goldsmith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Toxic snowfall -- A good place for a bomb -- Able: the first bomb -- Baker: the water bomb -- Bravo: the big bomb -- Rongelap's radiation refugees -- Bikini's nuclear nomads -- A brighter future?
Control code
sky255743604
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
88 p.
Isbn
9781467716123
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013017576
Other physical details
ill. map
Label
Bombs over Bikini : the world's first nuclear disaster, Connie Goldsmith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Toxic snowfall -- A good place for a bomb -- Able: the first bomb -- Baker: the water bomb -- Bravo: the big bomb -- Rongelap's radiation refugees -- Bikini's nuclear nomads -- A brighter future?
Control code
sky255743604
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
88 p.
Isbn
9781467716123
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013017576
Other physical details
ill. map

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