The Manhattan Project

America makes the first atomic bomb
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Discusses the development and work of the project which created the first atomic bomb, as well as its devastating effects and political consequences.

StatementDon E. Beyer ; foreword by Hans A. Bethe ; Barbara Silberdick Feinber, consulting editor.
SeriesA Twentieth century American history book
LC ClassificationsQC773.3.U5 B48 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination112 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1859862M
ISBN 100531110087
LC Control Number90013049

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Recorded here is the world's first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, achieved on December 2, A summary of The Manhattan Project in 's J. Robert Oppenheimer. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of J.

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Robert Oppenheimer and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Women played important roles across the Manhattan Project complex. They worked as nurses, teachers, librarians, and secretaries. They sold and processed war bonds, worked the desks at dormitories and post exchanges, welded, and even monitored the control panels of the calutron.

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Manhattan Project, U.S. government research project (–45) that produced the first atomic bombs. The project’s name was derived from the location of Columbia University, where much of the early research was done. The first bomb was exploded in a test at Alamogordo air base in southern New Mexico on J Ron Capshaw reviews James Kunetka's book on the unlikely partnership between Leslie Groves and J.

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Robert Oppenheimer: The decision was actually made on December 6, to take the thing seriously. Groueff: ’41. The ramifications of the Manhattan Project are still with us to this day.

The atomic bombs that came out of it brought an end to the war in the Pacific, but at a heavy loss of life in Japan and the opening of a Pandora's box that has Brand: Arcturus Publishing. Launched inthe Manhattan Project was a well-funded, secret effort by the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada to develop an atomic bomb before the Nazis.

The results—the bombs named "Little Boy" and "Fat Man"—were dropped. The ramifications of the Manhattan Project are with us to this day. The atomic bombs that came out of it brought an end to the war in the Pacific, but at a heavy loss of life in Japan and the opening of a Pandora’s box that has tested international book traces the history of the Manhattan Project, from the first glimmerings of the possibility of such a Pages:.

“The Manhattan Project: Making the Atomic Bomb” is a short history of the origins and develop-ment of the American atomic bomb program during World War H. Beginning with the scientific develop-ments of the pre-waryears, the monograph details the role of United States government in conducting a secret, nationwide enterprise that took science.The U.S.

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