The Story of the Atomic Bomb: How It Changed the World

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Just before dawn on July 16, 1945, U.S. scientists conducted a test that would change the world forever. They stood in awe as a bright flash of light exploded into a ball of fire, illuminating the New Mexico desert and destroying all life within a mile of the blast. This successful test of the first atomic bomb ushered the world into the nuclear age. The United States used this new bomb to destroy the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II. Today other countries have developed their own ...
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Overview

Just before dawn on July 16, 1945, U.S. scientists conducted a test that would change the world forever. They stood in awe as a bright flash of light exploded into a ball of fire, illuminating the New Mexico desert and destroying all life within a mile of the blast. This successful test of the first atomic bomb ushered the world into the nuclear age. The United States used this new bomb to destroy the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II. Today other countries have developed their own atomic bombs, and the bombs' fearsome power continues to shape our world.
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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 6-10–These books provide clear information about how various technologies and industries developed, objectively analyze their positive and negative aspects, and explain their transformative effects on modern life and the world economy. Sidebars and standard-quality photos and illustrations supplement the texts. The dark and unimaginative covers will not draw many browsers, but these books are reliable choices for reports.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756543167
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Series: World Transformed Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,404,596
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

PWB Biography:
Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications. She writes about history, social studies, economics, popular culture, and science. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer. She lives and writes in Mankato, Minnesota.
CPB Biography:

Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications, including 10 books about Native American tribes. She writes about science, history, economics, social studies, and popular culture. One of her two cats usually sits near her computer as she works in Mankato, Minnesota. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Operation Trinity 4

Chapter 2 A world War 10

Chapter 3 The Manhattan Project 18

Chapter 4 Dropping the Bomb 27

Chapter 5 Hiroshima and Nagasaki 35

Chapter 6 The Cold War 44

Chapter 7 Nuclear Nightmares and Dreams 54

Timeline 58

Glossary 60

Additional Resources 61

Select Bibliography 62

Index 63

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