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Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing, A Graphic History… (utgåvan 2016)

av Andrew G. Kirk (Författare), Kristian Purcell (Illustratör)

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The history of atomic testing is usually told as a story about big technology, big science, and complex global politics. Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing explains critical technological developments and the policies that drove weapons innovation within the context of the specific environments and communities where testing actually took place. The book emphasizes the people who participated, protested, or were affected by atomic testing and explains the decision-making process that resulted in these people and places becoming the only locations and groups to actually experience nuclear warfare during the Cold War. The graphic history presents various viewpoints directly linked to primary sources that reveal the complexity and uncertainty of this history to readers, while also providing evidence and access to archives to help them explore this controversial topic further and to reach their own informed conclusions about this history.… (mer)
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Titel:Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing, A Graphic History (Graphic History Series)
Författare:Andrew G. Kirk (Författare)
Andra författare:Kristian Purcell (Illustratör)
Info:Oxford University Press (2016), Edition: 1, 384 pages
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Doom Towns : The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing : A Graphic History av Andrew G. Kirk

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This graphic novel covers the birth of the atomic age from the perspective of the first atomic bomb detonations and testing at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). You get to see the Trinity test, the Crossroads tests, and other detonations at the NTS. For the squeamish, the book does depict animals like pigs and dogs being victims of nuclear tests.

This book highlights the unbelievable hubris of the scientists and politicians that came up with and funded these tests and experiments, which have left a lasting legacy of radiological contamination across this country.

The graphic novel is only a portion of the book, taking up 124 pages of the 384 pages. The rest of the book is made up of a lengthy introduction, a selection of primary sources related to nuclear testing, plus a chapter on the historical context of the events depicted in the graphic novel.

Overall, not a bad addition to literature on the subject. I'm glad to see more and more non-fiction graphic depictions of history. ( )
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The history of atomic testing is usually told as a story about big technology, big science, and complex global politics. Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing explains critical technological developments and the policies that drove weapons innovation within the context of the specific environments and communities where testing actually took place. The book emphasizes the people who participated, protested, or were affected by atomic testing and explains the decision-making process that resulted in these people and places becoming the only locations and groups to actually experience nuclear warfare during the Cold War. The graphic history presents various viewpoints directly linked to primary sources that reveal the complexity and uncertainty of this history to readers, while also providing evidence and access to archives to help them explore this controversial topic further and to reach their own informed conclusions about this history.

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