The Vault; National Security Then & Now, LA-UR-22-25226

Mercedes Martinez (Lead Graphic Designer) and Gabr Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2022. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. The format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. 56 pages, including covers. Decorative covers. Illustrations (many in color). This is the Annual for 2022 from the Los Alamos National Laboratory's National Security Research Center. The contents include College-bound cowboys [Before the Lab, Los Alamos was home to an elite, rugged boarding school]; The Betty Perkins Reports [Nuclear weapons information is vital to today's national security mission]; The Metropolis Collection [Newly donated materials reinforce a prominent scientist's legacy]; The Gadget and a Gadget [How the world's first atomic bomb--a plutonium, implosion device--got its name.]; Edith Warner's Wartime Business [ Her restaurant offered scientists a morale boost--and chocolate cake]; atomic Pop Culture [The Lab's scientific achievement inspired a genre of comic books, music, and movies]; Plutonium and Poetry [J. Robert Oppenheimer's work as Los Alamos was define by physics and inspired by literature]; and Voyage of Discoveries [Fascinating finds are down every aisle and around every corner of the Lab's classified library]. Alan Carr, the Los Alamos National Laboratory historian, was a contributor to this issue. The mission of the Los Alamos National Laboratory's National Security Research Center is to solve national security challenges through simultaneous excellence. We achieve maximum impact on strategic national security priorities by integrating research and development solutions with operational excellence and community engagement. As a federally funded research and development center, Los Alamos National Laboratory aligns our strategic plan with priorities set by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE NNSA) and key national strategy guidance documents. We execute work across all of DOE’s missions: national security, science, energy, and environmental management. Scientific and engineering capabilities developed through LANL’s stockpile research are part of what makes DOE and NNSA a science, technology, and engineering powerhouse for the nation. Condition: Very good.

Keywords: Atomic Bomb, Los Alamos, Betty Perkins, Nicholas Metropolis, Edith Warner, Popular Culture, Plutonium, Robert Oppenheimer, Elizabeth Graves, Diz Graves, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Chicago Pile, Kay Manley, Daycare, Charlton Heston, Los Alamos Ranch School

[Book #88133]

Price: $50.00

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