Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Trade paperback. xvii, , 256,  pages. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Published in cooperation with NATO Scientific Affairs Division. This is volume 31 of the Disarmament Technologies series. The major areas addressed are: Overviews and Perspectives, General Ecological Problems of Nuclear Test Sites, Methods of Plutonium, Americium, and Strontium Determination with Preliminary Radiochemical Separation; Methods of Retrospective Estimation of the Absorbed Dose in Environmental Objects and the Human Body; Modern Methodology and Equipment for Field Radiometry and Spectrometry. Siegfried S. Hecker (born October 2, 1943) is an American metallurgist and nuclear scientist. He served as Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1986 to 1997 and is now affiliated with Stanford University, where he is research professor emeritus in the Department of Management Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering, and senior fellow emeritus at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. During this time, he was also elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (1988) for outstanding research on plutonium and the forming of materials, and for leadership in developing energy and weapons systems.
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Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2002. Paperback Edition. First Printing thus [Stated]. Trade paperback. xvii, , 412,  pages. Illustrations. Note to the Paperback Edition. A Fable for Young Readers (and whimsical elders). Notes. For Further Reading. Index. Inscribed by author on the half-title. Inscription reads For Vic Reis, on whom we rely to bring is insight and energy to the solution of our problems with nuclear energy. Dick Garwin Washington, DC 11/21/05 With respect and gratitude. RLG. Garwin's personal address label affixed to the front of the book. Richard Lawrence Garwin (born April 19, 1928) is an American physicist, best known as the author of the first hydrogen bomb design. In 1978, Garwin was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering for contributing to the application of the latest scientific discoveries to innovative practical engineering applications contributing to national security and economic growth. Garwin was the author of the actual design used in the first hydrogen bomb (code-named Mike) in 1952. He was assigned the job by Edward Teller, with the instructions that he was to make it as conservative a design as possible in order to prove the concept was feasible. He also worked on the development of the first spy satellites, for which he was named one of the ten founders of national reconnaissance. In December 1952, he joined IBM's Watson laboratory, where he worked continuously until his retirement in 1993. He is currently IBM Fellow Emeritus at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center. Georges Charpak (born Jerzy Charpak, 1 August 1924 – 29 September 2010) was a Polish-born French physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1992.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xxxiii, , 98,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Formulae. Endnotes. Appendix I: The Frisch-Peierls Memorandum. Appendix II: Biographical Notes. Index. Inscribed to Vic Reis by Sig Hecker. Inscription reads To Vic Reis--I hope you enjoy the bit of physics and history about the Manhattan Project. Thanks for your continued support. Sig Hecker 3/3/94. Siegfried S. Hecker (born October 2, 1943) is an American metallurgist and nuclear scientist. He served as Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1986 to 1997 and is now affiliated with Stanford University, where he is research professor emeritus in the Department of Management Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering, and senior fellow emeritus at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. During this time, he was also elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (1988) for outstanding research on plutonium and the forming of materials, and for leadership in developing energy and weapons systems. Victor Herbert Reis (born 11 February 1935) is a former U.S. government official. Reis served as Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs in the U.S. Department of Energy from 1993 to 1999, where he led the development of the DOE's Stockpile Stewardship Program. Reis was among the first to recognize the need for a new, formal program in maintaining the U.S. nuclear stockpile, replacing data formerly obtained by testing with data from supercomputer simulation and small-scale non-nuclear experiments.
San Francisco: W. H. Freeman and Company, 1976. Revised from earlier work. First Printing thus [Stated]. Trade paperback. 5.675 by 8 inches. xi, , 230,  pages. Footnotes. Cover has some wear and soiling. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads To Richard Diaz--Linus Pauling. References. Index. About the Author. Linus Carl Pauling (28 February 1901–19 Aug. 1994) was an American chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, peace activist, author, and educator. He published more than 1,200 papers and books, of which about 850 dealt with scientific topics. New Scientist called him one of the 20 greatest scientists of all time, and as of 2000, he was rated the 16th most important scientist in history. Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954. For his peace activism, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962. He is one of four people to have won more than one Nobel Prize (the others being Marie Curie, John Bardeen and Frederick Sanger). Of these, he is the only person to have been awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes, and one of two people to be awarded Nobel Prizes in different fields, the other being Marie Curie. Pauling was one of the founders of the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology. Pauling's approach combined methods and results from X-ray crystallography, molecular model building, and quantum chemistry. His discoveries inspired the work of James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin on the structure of DNA, which in turn made it possible for geneticists to crack the DNA code of all organisms. He later promoted nuclear disarmament, as well as orthomolecular medicine, megavitamin therapy, and dietary supplements.
Livermore, CA: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1987. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. iii, , 59,  pages. Figure. Table. Ink notation on the front cover. The contents include: Abstract, Executive Summary, The Need for Nuclear Testing, History of Stockpile Problems and Post-Deployment Nuclear Testing, Weapon Remanufacture, Preparing for Further Nuclear Test Limitations, Acknowledgments, References, Appendix A. Letter from Congressmen Les Aspin, N. D. Dicks, D. B. Fascell, E. J. Markey, J. M. Spratt, and Senator E. M. Kennedy to Director Roger Batzel, dated March 30, 1987; Appendix B. Letter from Director Roger Batzel to Congressman Les Aspin, dated April 17, 1987; Appendix C. The Polaris A3 and the Saturn V Remanufacture Experiences; Appendix D. Materials Science and Engineering Considerations in Weapon Manufacture; and Appendix E. Senate Armed Services Committee Language for the FY 1988 Authorization Bill. George H. Miller Ph.D. served as director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) from 2007 until 2011. Dr. Miller received his B.S. with high honors in physics in 1967, his M.S. in physics in 1969 and his Ph.D. in physics in 1972, all from the College of William and Mary. Dr. Miller joined the LLNL staff in 1972, as a physicist. In 1985, he became associate director for nuclear design. He left LLNL in 1989, to serve as the special scientific adviser on weapons activities to the U.S. Department of Energy. In 1990 he returned to LLNL to serve as associate director for defense and nuclear technologies, associate director for national security, and associate director for National Ignition Facility programs.
Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory of the University of California, 1956. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Taped at spine. 88 pages. Illustrations. Tables and tabular data. Formulae. Copy 33 of 40 copies, Series A. Marked Unclassified but was classified as Secret Restricted Data when produced. Declassification markings and perforations noted. The report was written in December, 1955 and distributed in January 1956. This report includes an Introduction, a section on Reactor System Characteristics (propellent, power level, materials reactor geometry, and interaction), Reactor Types (Old Black Joe, Uncle Tom, Shish, Metal Dumbo, Uncle Tung, Bloodhound), Choice of Reactor System, and References. Each of the reactor types have an associated illustration. The major conclusions from this six-month study were: For at least the first several full power reactors the nuclear and mechanical complexity associated with matrix geometires outweighs the benefit of potentially low critical mass; The inherent instabilities associated with laminar flow systems render them of less immediate practical interest; Fast reactors offer no real advantages over those of lower fission energy; a reasonable first-test design power level is 1500 MW, and the potential performance capabilities of all the reactor types considered in this study were about equal. It was concluded that the choice of reactor type for immediate development was best based primarily on ease of construction of the complete reactor. Therefore, the most promising reactor type for initial detailed studies and development of full power designs was a Be reflector-moderated, homogenous, cylindrical, fuel-loaded, graphite heat exchanger core.
Washington, DC: United States Navy Naval Training Command, 1972. Second Revised Edition. Wraps. Format is approximately 8 inches by 10.25 inches. iv, 99,  pages. Illustrations (figures and tables). Glossary. Index. Bibliography. Ink initials at top of page "i". Cover has some wear and soiling. Small tears and chips at spine. Slightly cocked. Contents address Introduction to guided missiles, Factors affecting missile flight, Guided missile components, Missile propulsion systems, Missile control components and systems, Principles of missile guidance, Command Guidance, Beam-rider guidance, Homing guidance, Other missile guidance systems, Guided missile ships and systems, Fundamentals of nuclear physics, Principles, safety, security, and control of nuclear weapons, and Effects of nuclear weapons (pages 334 through 374). Appendix includes Bibliography, Table of atomic weights, and Glossary. There is also an Index. Superseded the original 1959 version. and the first revision from 1966. This volumes deals with many basic principles and theories needed for understanding guided missile flight and control, and basic nuclear weapons information. Considerable information is given on the effects of nuclear weapons. This update was issued at the time the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War was being reduced.
Richland, WA: Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory, Operated by Westinghouse Hanford Company, 1985. Presumed first printing of Rev. 1. Wraps. iii, 26, 1 pages. This document is printed single-sided. Staple bound on the left side. Front cover has some writing. The Patent Status disclaimer is understood to be no longer operative for a 1985 document. Lines in margin are understood to indicate where changes were made in Rev. 1 from the initial version. This Engineering Test Plan (ETP) specified the engineering requirements for SP-2 test which shall be irradiated in EBR-II to help establish the material feasibility for space-based nuclear power. The test shall contain both U02 and UN fuel. The SP-2 test in EBR-II was to use S-1-A test hardware. The test assembly was to contain four fuel assemblies. Each fuel assembly was to contain two fuel capsules, each of which was to contain a fuel pin. Two fuel assemblies were to contain fuel pins using UN fuel and two fuel assemblies were to contain fuel pins using UO2 fuel. The test plan addressed organizational responsibilities, test article specifications (material, fabrication, finished product, and acceptance inspection requirements). The test plan also addressed supporting procedures, test article characterization requirements, data package requirements, Archive sample requirements, packing, handling and shipping requirements, and quality assurance requirements. The plan also included test articles drawings and address postirradiation pin examinations (interim and final. Lastly, the plan addressed documentation in terms of quality records and reports.
San Francisco, CA: W. H. Freeman and Company, 1979. Second Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xiv, 322 pages. Illustrations. Map. Footnotes. Index. Inscribed by Edward Teller on the half-title page. Inscription reads To Vic with best wishes Edward. This was inscribed to Vic Reis a senior U.S. national security official. The first draft of this book was based on lectures given by the author in 1975: the Harvey Prize Lectures, Technion; and Distinguished Visiting Lectures of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1975. One chapter was based on a lecture delivered at Acadia University, Nova Scotia. Edward Teller (January 15, 1908 – September 9, 2003) was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist. Teller was known both for his scientific ability and for his volatile personality. Teller was an early member of the Manhattan Project, charged with developing the first atomic bomb, and proposed the solid pit implosion design which was successful. He made a serious push to develop the first fusion-based weapons as well, but these were deferred until after World War II. He did not sign the Szilard petition, which sought to have the bombs detonated as a demonstration, but not on a city, but later agreed that Szilard was right, and the bombs should not have been dropped on a defenseless civilian population. He was a co-founder of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and was both its director and associate director for many years. He was noted for for his advocacy for nuclear energy development, a strong nuclear arsenal, and a vigorous nuclear testing program.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1994. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. 24 cm. xvi, 464 pages. Illustrations. Illustration Sources. List of Abbreviations. Bibliographical Note. Notes. Biographical Notes. Index. DJ has some tears, wear and soiling. Signed with sentiment by author on fep. David Holloway is the Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, and a professor of political science. His research focuses on the international history of nuclear weapons, on science and technology in the Soviet Union, and on the relationship between international history and international relations theory. His book Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956 was chosen by the New York Times Book Review as one of the 11 best books of 1994, and it won the Vucinich and Shulman prizes of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. It has been translated into six languages. Holloway also wrote The Soviet Union and the Arms Race (1983) and co-authored The Reagan Strategic Defense Initiative: Technical, Political and Arms Control Assessment (1984). He has contributed to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Foreign Affairs, and other scholarly journals. Since joining the Stanford faculty in 1986, Holloway has served as chair and co-chair of the International Relations Program (1989-1991), and as associate dean in the School of Humanities and Sciences (1997-1998). He received his undergraduate degree in modern languages and literature, and his Ph.D. in social and political sciences, both from Cambridge University.
Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 2004. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xxi, , 438,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Appendices. Essay on Sources. Notes. Index. DJ has some edge wear. Name and phone number of previous owner in ink on fep. Foreword by Congressman Ken Hechler. Foreword by Keith Boyer, Frank Durham, Walter Esselman, Harold B. Finger, Stanley Gunn, Milton Klein, and James T. Ramey. James A. Dewar worked exclusively on nuclear policy issues in the Atomic Energy Commission and its successor agencies, the Energy Research and Development Administration and the Department of Energy. Such work included nonproliferation and export control, nuclear testing and verification, international, environmental, nuclear fuel cycle, intelligence and technology transfer from the nuclear weapons complex. He held a Q clearance, with Sigma access, as well as many intelligence clearances. He graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois in 1966 with a BA, the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin in 1968 with a MA and Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas in 1974 with the Ph.D. He began his government career and interest in nuclear rocketry in 1969 as a summer intern in NASA.
Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1984. Fourth printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xvi, 288 pages. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads To Vic Reis who already knows all this. Harold Brown. The author discusses U.S. defense needs in the overall context of foreign policy objectives and domestic policy constraints. This book is the result of Dr. Brown's work, his thinking his concerns, and the wisdom he gained during four years of responsibility for maintaining the country's security and managing its largest economic structure, the Department of Defense. Harold Brown (September 19, 1927 – January 4, 2019) was an American nuclear physicist who served as United States Secretary of Defense from 1977 to 1981, under President Jimmy Carter. In 1952, he joined the staff of the University of California Radiation Laboratory at Livermore and became its director in 1960, succeeding Edward Teller. Brown led a team of six other physicists who used some of the first computers, along with mathematics and engineering, to reduce the size of thermonuclear warheads for strategic military use. Brown and his team helped make Livermore's reputation by designing nuclear warheads small and light enough to be placed on the Navy's nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. He served as senior science adviser at the 1958-1959 Conference on the Discontinuance of Nuclear Tests. As Secretary of Defense, he set the groundwork for the Camp David Accords, took part in strategic arms negotiations with the Soviet Union, and supported, unsuccessfully, ratification of the SALT II treaty.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. vi, 289,  pages. Footnotes. Figures. Tables. References. Index. Contents include Introduction, A framework for evaluation nuclear power technology development, The economic evaluation of nuclear power, USA--Energy context and historical review, USA--Assessment and future prospects, Federal Republic of Germany, Canada, France, Lessons from the case studies; The future of nuclear power, Appendices: the technologies and Data Sources. This book will be of interest to energy ministries and energy sections of international organizations, to nuclear power organizations and national agencies; and to electricity supply industries and regulatory agencies. It can also be used by postgraduate students in economics and taking courses under the broad rubric of Science, Technology, and Society. The author was associated with the University of Sussex.
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 271,  pages. Inscribed by Pete Domenici on the half-title page. Tables and Figures; Foreword by Senator San Nunn; Preface; Acknowledgments; My Vision--Reinvigorating "Atoms for Peace"; The Road to Leadership; The Energy Highway; Nuclear Power in the World Today; Regulatory Roadblocks to Nuclear Power; Uranium Resource Issues; Revitalizing the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure and Workforce; Dealing with Nuclear Proliferation Effectively; The Waste Disposal Conundrum; The Case for Nuclear Power; and Roadmap for the Future. Also includes Epilogue, Appendix A "A New Nuclear Paradigm"; Appendix B--Atoms for Peace--50th Anniversary"; Appendix C: Some Key Nonproliferation Events from the 1990s to the Present; Also includes Notes, Index, and About the Author. Pietro Vichi "Pete" Domenici (May 7, 1932 – September 13, 2017) was an American attorney and politician from New Mexico. A Republican, Domenici served six terms in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009; he is the longest-tenured U.S. senator in the state's history. As of 2022, he was the last Republican to be elected to the Senate from New Mexico. He was succeeded by Democratic Congressman Tom Udall. During Domenici's tenure in the Senate, he advocated waterway usage fees, nuclear power and related causes. He received criticism for his environmental record and extramarital affair. Domenici chaired several key committees including the Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Energy Committee.
Washington DC: United States. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Mines. 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Circular rule. The diameter of the tool is approximately 7.25 inches. On the one side there a series of circles with features. These features are unlabeled. There were two clear plastic arms,originally. Only one full arm remain and there is a small stub on the second arm.
Albany, OR: Albany Enterprises, Inc., 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Pamphlet. This manual is 12 pages, counting the covers. Cover has some wear and soiling. It has illustrations. It provides a description of the AT-CULATOR, the Operation of the AT-CULATOR (including interconverting weight and atomic percentages and Circular Slide rule operations (multiplication, division, combined operations, and proportion). It then addresses the Theory of the AT-CULATOR and provides practice problems and solutions. Dr. Oden appears at some point to have joined the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
Albany, OR: Albany Enterprises, Inc., 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Circular slide rule with separate instruction manual (pamphlet). The diameter of the tool is approximately 8.25 inches. On the one side there a series of circles with figures, including C and F temperature, and abbreviations for the elements. There are two clear plastic arms, one labeled S and the other L. On the reverse side there is a slide with aperture and sections on each side under Element for group/period, atomic number/atomic weight, crystal structure/Transformation temperature, Lattice Parameter A/Atoms per unit cell; Melting Point/Heat of Fusion, Boiling Point/Heat of Vaporization. Specific Heat/Electrical Resistivity, 1st Ionization potential/neutron absorption. Oxidation States/Acid Base Properties, Atomic Radius/Density, Ionic Radius/Molar Volume Covalent Radius, Electron/Structure. There are lists on either side of Symbol Element and conversion factors at the bottom. This is in an appropriately shaped leather pouch. Accompanying this device/rule is an Instruction Manual for At-CULATOR: The Circular rule for interconverting weight and atomic percentages. This was written by Laurance L. Oden, Ph.D. a research chemist. It is 12 pages, counting the covers. It has illustrations. It provides a description of the AT-CULATOR, the Operation of the AT-CULATOR (including interconverting weight and atomic percentages and Circular Slide rule operations (multiplication, division, combined operations, and proportion). It then addresses the Theory of the AT-CULATOR and provides practice problems and solutions. Dr. Oden appears at some point to have joined the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines.
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 236,  pages. Decorative endpapers. Profusely illustrated (most in color). Contents include Introduction, Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles; Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles; Submarines; Bombers; Free-Fall Bombs; Air to Surface Missiles; Tactical Aircraft; Ground and Sea-Launched Cruise Missiles; Intermediate and Medium Range Ballistic Missiles; Short Range Ballistic Missiles; Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Missile Weapons; Nuclear Anti-Submarine Weapons; Nuclear Artillery; Atomic Demolition Munitions (ADM), and Bibliography. Note: on the Contents page Ballistics is misspelled in the Chapter 1 title as 'Ballistifc'. This error may have been corrected during the production run, making this one of the early copies produced. This book covers every nuclear delivery system the United States ever deployed. With few exceptions, each weapon and system is illustrated by either color or black and white photographs. Each weapon also comes with specifications and a history of its development, deployment and retirement (if retired).
Washington DC: The National Academies Press, 2005. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. xii, 134 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Letter from the Study Director to a Department of Energy official providing copies laid in. Table of Contents includes: Front Matter; Summary; 1 Introduction; 2 Hard and Deeply Buried Targets; 3 Earth-Penetrator Weapons; 4 Effectiveness of Nuclear Weapons Against Hard and Deeply Buried Targets; 5 Fallout and Tools for Calculating Effects of Release of Hazardous Materials; 6 Human and Environmental Effects; 7 Conventional Weapons; 8 Uncertainty in Estimates of Effects; 9 Conclusions; Appendix A: Committee and Staff; Appendix B: Agendas; Appendix C: Equivalent Yield Factors for Energy Coupling; and Appendix D: Acronyms and Abbreviations. An earth-penetrating weapon (EPW), is the nuclear equivalent of the conventional bunker buster. The non-nuclear component of the weapon is designed to penetrate soil, rock, or concrete to deliver a nuclear warhead to an underground target. These weapons would be used to destroy hardened, underground military bunkers or other below-ground facilities. An underground explosion releases a larger fraction of its energy into the ground, compared to a surface burst or air burst explosion at or above the surface, and so can destroy an underground target using a lower explosive yield. This in turn could lead to a reduced amount of radioactive fallout. However, it is unlikely that the explosion would be completely contained underground. As a result, significant amounts of rock and soil would be rendered radioactive and lofted as dust or vapor into the atmosphere, generating significant fallout.
Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory of the University of California, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Comb binder. vii, , 185,  pages. Figures. Tables. References. Inside the binder is a card, taped in, saying Compliments of the Authors. Comb binder holds the otherwise disbound pages together and in order. This document addresses Binary Systems and Ternary and Higher Systems. This report summarizes the information that was available to the authors prior to July 1967 pertaining to the phase relationships and crystal structures of the intermediate phases in 75 binary and 17 ternary, or higher, alloy systems of plutonium with other elements. The alloy systems are presented in alphabetical order according to the chemical symbols o the nonplutonium elements. The information given here is mainly in the form of constitutional diagrams and crystal structure tables. Only brief descriptions accompany the diagrams. In general, these descriptions are intended to document information sources, point out any significant differences that may exist between different versions of the diagrams, and clarify certain details of the phase relationships that are known but may not be readily apparent from the diagrams. Many of the diagrams are composites base on the results of more than one group of investigators. Information about the allotropic modifications of plutonium, which may be helpful to the reader in understanding and using the equilibrium diagrams in this report, is summarized in Table I.
John Coster-Mullen, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Spiral bound. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. 341,  pages. RARE. Decorative front cover. Clear plastic front cover sheet Contents include Trinity, Beginnings, Little Boy, Hiroshima, Fat Man, Nagasaki, Appendices: Project Alberta Tinian Team Members, Assigned Aircraft, Special Bombing Missions to Japan, Hiroshima Mission Plans and Crews, Nagasaki Mission Planes and Crews, Operation CROSSROADS Plane and Crew, Little Boy and Fat Man Units, 1945 Timetable, Bomb Display Locations, Illustrations. Documents, Bibliography. Sources, and Endnotes. The author has stated that all information contained in this book was obtained from open sources. This book is Dedicated to Chuck Hansen. John Coster-Mullen (21 December 1946 – 24 April 2021) was an American industrial photographer, truck driver and nuclear archaeologist who played an important role in creating a public record of the design of the first atomic bombs. He is known for his critically-acclaimed self-published book Atom Bombs: The Top Secret, Inside Story of Little Boy and Fat Man. This book was used by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) author Dr. Robert S. Norris as the primary source for information on both bombs in his monumental "Racing For The Bomb" biography of General Groves published in 2002.
Washington, DC: United States Navy, Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1959. Presumed first edition/first printing. Hardcover, leatherlike cover. v, , 284,  pages. Illustrations. Diagrams. Fold-out. Glossary. Index. Part 1 is devoted to Guided Missiles. It addresses an introduction to guided missiles, factors affecting missile flight, guided missile components, missile propulsion systems, missile control systems, principles of missile guidance, command guidance, beam-rider guidance, homing guidance, other guidance systems, and guided missile ships and systems. Part 2 is devoted to Nuclear Weapons. It addresses Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics, Principles of Nuclear Weapons, and Effects of Nuclear Weapons. Appendix A is an Introduction to basic electricity and electronics. Appendix B is the Glossary. This is the second volume of a three-volume series of texts dealing with Naval weapons. The series was intended for use in the Naval Science curriculum of NROTC universities, and in other Navy training programs. The first volume dealt with the Principles of Naval Ordnance and Gunnery. The third volume was a classified supplement to volume 2 and described specific Navy missiles and nuclear weapons.
New York: Wm. H. Wise & Co., Inc., 1946. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover, leatherlike cover material. 224 pages. Cover decorated with large mushroom cloud and gold lettering. Illustrated endpapers. Color frontispiece. Illustrations. Index. Some damp staining at top edge and inside rear board. Pages slightly darkened, boards & spine somewhat scuffed & faded. Task Force One (TF 1) was organized on 11 January 1946. It followed the basic principles employed during World War II to develop amphibious task forces, but incorporated needs of the scientific program. The joint task force staff comprised Army, Navy, and civilian scientific personnel. This joint staff maintained liaison with the War and Navy Departments, the Manhattan Engineer District, and other government agencies. Commander Joint Task Force 1 [CJTF 1] maintained liaison with two boards of special interest, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Evaluation Board and the President's Evaluation Commission. The Evaluation Board was to advise CJTF 1 during preparation for the tests and evaluate test results. The Evaluation Commission was to cooperate with the War and Navy Departments in conducting the tests, and to undertake a study of the tests and to submit its observations to the President along with findings, conclusions, and recommendations. JTF 1 was subdivided into eight task groups, each of which performed some specific function. Task Group 1.1 (Technical Group); Task Group 1.2 (Target Vessel Group); Task Group 1.3 (Transport Group); Task Group 1.4 (Army Ground Group); Task Group 1.5 (Army Air Group); Task Group 1.6 (Navy Air Group); Task Group 1.7 (Destroyer Surface Patrol Group); and Task Group 1.8 (Service Group).