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Nuclear Landscapes
     

Nuclear Landscapes

by Peter Goin
 

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Alamogordo, Trinity, Enewetak, Frenchman's Flat. Some of the century's most evocative places names--and most profoundly altered landscapes--are the legacy of U.S. nuclear weapons testing. In Nuclear Landscapes, photographer Peter Going explores these uniquely American places.

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Alamogordo, Trinity, Enewetak, Frenchman's Flat. Some of the century's most evocative places names--and most profoundly altered landscapes--are the legacy of U.S. nuclear weapons testing. In Nuclear Landscapes, photographer Peter Going explores these uniquely American places.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Since 1945, over 700 nuclear tests have taken place on American soil alone. Through carefully composed color photographs, Goin documents the lasting damage from nuclear explosions at several sites. The antithesis of classic landscapes, these photographs present haunted landscapes understandably devoid of habitation, with colors leached out and the land permanently laid waste. Viewers thus feel the need to step lightly; there is a tendency to hold one's breath. The photographs are accompanied by an informative and balanced text, and each is infused with the ghost of what this land once was. This extremely important book should be given a highly visible place in school, public, and academic libraries.-- Raymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, Ill.
Booknews
Photographer Groin presents all-too-vivid color images of sites in the US where nuclear testing has significantly altered the landscape and anything (usually not much) that still lives there. Also includes historical and official photographs of tests and their effects. An exhibit of the photographs is currently touring the country. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801840784
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1991
Series:
Creating the North American Landscape Ser.
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
12.05(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.60(d)

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