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From the Manhattan Project to Chernobyl:
A Guide to Exhibited Materials

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THE MANHATTAN PROJECT

Bono, Sam. The National Atomic Museum: America's museum resource for nuclear science and history. Virginia Beach, VA, Donning Co. Publishers, c2002. 64 p.
   QC773.3.U5B66 2002

Hughes, Jeff. The Manhattan Project: big science and the atom bomb. New York, Columbia University Press, c2002. 170 p.
   QC773.3.U5H84 2002

Maddox, Robert James. Weapons for victory: the Hiroshima decision. Columbia, University of Missouri Press, 2004, c1995. 215p.
   D767.25.H6M23 2004

Making and using the atomic bomb. Edited by Mark McKain. San Diego, CA, Greenhaven Press, 2003. 240 p.
   Bibliography: p. 232-234.
   QC773.3.U5M23 2003

Newman, Robert. Enola Gay and the court of history. New York, P. Lang, 2004. 201 p.
   Bibliography: p.185-194.
   D767.25.H6N48 2005

Norris, Robert S. Racing for the bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project's indispensable man. South Royalton, VT, Steerforth Press, c2002. 722 p.
   Bibliography: p. 559-683.
   UG128.G76N67 2002

Stewart, Irvin. Organizing scientific research for war. Foreword by Vannevar Bush. New York, Arno Press, 1980, c1948. 358 p.
   Q180.U5S8 1980
   “Reprint of the ed. published by Little, Brown, Boston, in the series Science in World War II: Office of Scientific Research and Development.”

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BIOGRAPHIES

Conant, Jennet. 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los Alamos. New York, Simon & Schuster, 2005. 425 p.
   Bibliography: p. 403-409.
   QC773.A1C66 2005

From a life of physics. Edited by H. A. Bethe and others. Singapore, Teaneck, NJ, World Scientific, 1989. 92 p.
   QC71.F74 1989

Herken, Gregg. Brotherhood of the bomb: the tangled lives and loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller. New York, Henry Holt and Co., 2002. 448 p.
   Bibliography: 417-428.
   C16.O62H47 2002

Hoffmann, Klaus. Otto Hahn: achievement and responsibility. New York, Springer, 2001. 276 p.
   Bibliography: p. 261-264.
   QD22.H2H6413 2001

Howes, Ruth H., and Caroline L. Herzenberg. Their day in the sun: women of the Manhattan Project. Philadelphia, PA, Temple University Press, 1999. 264 p.
   Bibliography: p. 237-251.
   QC773.3.U5H68 1999

York, Herbert F. The advisors: Oppenheimer, Teller, and the superbomb. With a historical essay by Hans A. Bethe. Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press, 1989. 201 p.
   Includes bibliographies
   UG1282.A8Y67 1989

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BIOLOGICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL EFFECTS

Jablon, Seymour. The origin and findings of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission; a lecture. Rockville, MD, U.S. Bureau of Radiological Health, 1973. 19 p.
   RA1231.R2J23

Lindee, Susan M. Suffering made real: American science and the survivors Hiroshima. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, c1994. 287 p.
   Bibliography: p. 259-278.
   RA1231.R2L497 1994

Nan to mo shirenai mirai ni. [The Crazy iris and other stories of the atomic aftermath.] Oe, Kenzaburo, ed. New York, Grove Press, 1985. 204 p.
   Selected translation of Nan to mo shirenai mirai ni.
   PL782.E8N3 1985

Radiation-induced chromosome damage in man. Edited by Takaaki Ishihara and others. New York, A. R. Liss, 1983. 636 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   RB155.R25 1983

Schull, William J. Song among the ruins. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1990. 305 p.
   Bibliography: p. 281-284.
   RA1231.R2S384 1990

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POSTWAR INCIDENTS: FROM THE BIKINI ISLANDS TO CHERNOBYL

Bikini Islands

Delgado, James P. Ghost fleet: the sunken ships of Bikini Atoll. Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1996. 204 p.
   Bibliography: p.191-197.
   G525.D38 1996

Radiological conditions at Bikini Atoll: prospects for resettlement. Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency, 1998. 67 p.
   Bibliography: p. 45-47.
   TD196.R3R34624 1998

Weisgall, Jonathan M. Operation crossroads: the atomic tests at Bikini Atoll. Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press, c1994. 415 p.
   Bibliography: p. 375-395.
   U264.3.W43 1994

Three-mile Island

Gray, Mike, and Ira Rosen. The warning: accident at Three Mile Island. New York, Norton & Co., 2003. 294 p.
   TK1345.H37G7 2003

Osif, Bonnie A., Anthony J. Baratta, Thomas W. Conkling. TMI 25 years later: the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident and its impact. University Park, PA, Pennsylvania State University Press, c2004. 158 p.
   Bibliography: p. 144-149.
   TK1345.H37O85 2004

Walker, J. Samuel. Three Mile Island: a nuclear crisis in historical perspective. Berkeley, University of California Press, 2004. 303 p.
   Bibliography: p. 245-290.
   TK1345.H37W35 2004

Hampton, Wilborn. Meltdown : a race against nuclear disaster at Three Mile Island: a reporter's story. Cambridge, MA, Candlewick Press, 2001. 104 p.
   Bibliography: p. 100.
   TK1345.H37H36 2001

Chernobyl

Petryna, Adriana. Life exposed: biological citizens after Chernobyl. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, c2002. 264 p.
   Bibliography: p. 239-251
   RA569.P43 2002

Radiation injury and the Chernobyl catastrophe. Edited by Nicholas Dainiak and others. Miamisburg, OH, Alpha Med Press, c1997. 313 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   “Proceedings of the International Conference on the Health Effects of Low Dose Radiation, Houston, Texas, March 30-April 2, 1993 and Biological Effects of Radiation Injury, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, March 22-25, 1996.”
   “International Consortium for Research on the Health Effects of Radiation.”
   RA569.R265 1997

Radioecology after Chernobyl: biogeochemical pathways of artificial radionuclides. Edited by Sir Frederick Warner and Roy M. Harrison. Chichester, Eng.; New York, Published on behalf of the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) by Wiley, c1993. 367 p.
   Bibliography: p. 325-358.
   TD196.R3R3464 1993

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BOOKS FOR YOUNGER READERS

Akasaka, Miyoshi. Daigo-Fukuryumaru: the witness on the ocean. Translated by Tomoko Kinoshita. Tokyo, Kin no Hoshisha, 1990. 41 p.
   UF767.A34713 1990
   Translation of Wasurenai de.

Anderson, Dale Milwaukee. The atom bomb project. Milwaukee, WI, World Almanac Library, 2004. 32 p.
   QC773.3.U5A56 2004

Bankston, John. Enrico Fermi and the nuclear reactor. Bear, DL, Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2003. 48 p.
   QC16.F46B36 2003

Crewe, Sabrina and Dale Anderson. The Atom Bomb Project. Milwaukee, WI, Gareth Stevens Publisher, 2005. 32 p.
   QC773.3.U5C73 2005

Foley, Michael. Harry S. Truman. Foreword by Walter Cronkite. Philadelphia, Chelsea. House Publishers, 2004. 106 p.
   E814.F65 2004

Lawton, Clive A. Hiroshima: the story of the first atom bomb. Cambridge, MA, Candlewick Press, c2004. 48 p.
   D767.25.H6L34 2004

Orr, Tamara. The atom bomb: creating and exploding the first nuclear weapon. New York, Rosen Pub. Group, c2005. 64 p.
   UG1282.A8O77 2005

Pasachoff, Naomi. Niels Bohr: physicist and humanitarian. Berkeley Heights, NJ, Enslow Publishers, c2003. 128 p.
   QC16.B63P37 2003

Whiting, Jim. Otto Hahn and the story of nuclear fission. Bear, DL, Mitchell Lane
Publishers, 2004. 48 p.
   Bibliography: p. 46
   QD22.H2W45 2004

Compiled by Tomoko Y. Steen, Ph.D., August 15, 2005

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