Picturing the Bomb

Picturing the Bomb

Photographs From the Secret World of the Manhattan Project

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
The granddaughter of Enrico Fermi, a key participant in the Manhattan Project, presents a pictorial survey of the making of the atomic bomb, containing many never-before-published photographs and snapshots of the many aspects of the Project. Library of Science Alt.

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Fermi (granddaughter of Enrico) and Samra have assembled a remarkable documentary of the military and civilian workers and scientists at Oak Ridge, Hanford, and the Olympian heights of Los Alamos, the pinnacle of science wisdom. The project was regimented, abominable to the families, and a model of effective if not efficient concentration of effort to achieve a monumental R&D task quickly. A time of giants: Oppenheimer, Bohr, Wheeler, Fermi, Groves (the fascistic general that forced it to work). Great book about a great phenomenon. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, 1995
ISBN: 9780810937352
Branch Call Number: 355.8251 FER
Characteristics: 232 p. ; ill., (some colored) 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Rhodes, Richard 1937-
Samra, Esther


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Oct 23, 2018

Superb photographic documentary of the Manhattan Project. Rachel Fermi, part of the physics insiders of the project, gained access to personal photographs and movies made by the participants.
The introduction by Richard Rhodes--who has written the definitive history--has only enhanced the context of the project.



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