Michael Ferdinand and Ward Zaelke (Map illustratio Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1985. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 48 pages, plus covers. Illustrations (some in color). Maps. This is in effect a marketing brochure in support of Laboratory recruitment efforts. The Foreword states, in part, "For those of us who live and work here, Los Alamos is a place of challenge and discovery in a setting of great natural beauty. We welcome you to Los Alamos. The primary responsibility of the Laboratory is assuring the safety and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent. The people of Los Alamos continually work on advanced technologies to provide the United States with the best scientific and engineering solutions to many of the nation's most crucial challenges. Los Alamos today has a heightened focus on safety and security, with its core values of intellectual freedom, scientific excellence, and national service. Its research programs support the Laboratory's mission of maintaining the safety, security, and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent without the need to return to underground testing. The laboratory's strategic plan reflects U.S. priorities spanning nuclear security, intelligence, defense, emergency response, nonproliferation, counterterrorism, energy security, emerging threats, and environmental management. The laboratory's scientific capabilities and activities are organized into four Science Pillars: The Information, Science, and Technology Pillar leverages advances in theory, algorithms, and the exponential growth of high-performance computing to accelerate the integrative and predictive capability of the scientific method; The Materials for the Future Pillar seeks to optimize materials for national security applications by predicting and controlling their performance and functionality through discovery science and engineering; The Nuclear and Particle Futures Pillar applies science and technology to intransigent problems of system identification and characterization in areas of global security, nuclear defense, energy, and health; The Science of Signatures Pillar integrates nuclear experiments, theory, and simulation to understand and engineer complex nuclear phenomena. Condition: Very good.
Keywords: Los Alamos, National Security, Energy, Basic Research, White Rock, Nuclear Weapons, Testing, Verification, Safeguards, Inertial Confinement Fusion, Magnetic Fusion, Materials Science, Earth Sciences, Computational Physics, Detonation Systems, Target