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  1. Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb
    Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb
    Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb
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  2. Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb

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Trinity, the debut graphic book by the gifted illustrator Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, depicts in vivid detail the dramatic history of the race to build and the decision to drop the first atomic bomb. This sweeping historical narrative traces the spark of invention from the laboratories of nineteenth-century Europe to the massive industrial and scientific efforts of the Manhattan Project. Along the way, Fetter-Vorm takes special care to explain the fundamental science of nuclear reactions. With the clarity and accessibility that only a graphic book can provide, Trinity transports the reader into the core of a nuclear reaction―into the splitting atoms themselves.

The power of the atom was harnessed in a top-secret government compound in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where some of the greatest scientific minds in the world gathered together to work on the bomb. Fetter-Vorm showcases J. Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, and General Leslie Groves, the fathers of the atomic bomb, whose insights unleashed the most devastating explosion known to humankind. These brilliant scientists wrestled daily with both the difficulty of building an atomic weapon and the moral implications of actually succeeding.

When the first bomb finally went off at a test site code-named Trinity, the world was irreversibly thrust into a new and terrifying age. With powerful renderings of the catastrophic events at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Fetter-Vorm unflinchingly chronicles the far-reaching political, environmental, and ethical effects of this new discovery. Richly illustrated and deeply researched, Trinity is a dramatic, informative, and thought-provoking book on one of the most significant and harrowing events in history.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Jonathan Fetter-Vorm
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Brand: Hill and Wang
EAN
9780809094684
Edition
31660th
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
0809094681
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
Hill and Wang
Manufacturer
Hill and Wang
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
160
PublicationDate
2012-06-05
Publisher
Hill and Wang
ReleaseDate
2012-06-05
Studio
Hill and Wang
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

POORLY DRAWN AND WRITTEN FOR A PRE TEEN......I THINK THE DIALOGUE IS MOSTLY MADE UP AND
QUITE INANE.....TRUMAN IS PORTRAYED AS ALMOST A VILLAIN...AND OPPENHEIMER DOES NOT LOOK
LIKE OPPENHEIMER.....A DISAPPOINTMENT!
Required summer reading for my grandson in grade 8. He liked the graphic approach.
Awesome book
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