Refine search resultsSkip to search results
Kirtland Air Force Base, NM: HQ Air Force Safety Center, The Information Preservation System Program, 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 14 sheets, printed on one side only. Includes some participant biographies. Color illustration on front sheet. Stapled in the upper left corner. Scarce ephemeral item. Nuclear weapons tests are experiments carried out to determine the effectiveness, yield, and explosive capability of nuclear weapons. Most nations that developed nuclear weapons tested them. Testing nuclear weapons can yield information about how the weapons work, as well as how the weapons behave under various conditions and how personnel, structures, and equipment behave when subjected to nuclear explosions. Nuclear testing has often been used as an indicator of scientific and military strength, most nuclear weapons states publicly declared their nuclear status by means of a nuclear test. The first nuclear device was detonated as a test by the United States at the Trinity site on July 16, 1945, with a yield approximately equivalent to 20 kilotons of TNT. The first thermonuclear weapon technology test of engineer device, codenamed "Ivy Mike", was tested at the Enewetak atoll in the Marshall Islands on November 1, 1952 (local date), also by the United States. In 1963, three (UK, US, Soviet Union) of the four nuclear states and many non-nuclear states signed the Limited Test Ban Treaty, pledging to refrain from testing nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, underwater, or in outer space. The treaty permitted underground nuclear testing. France continued atmospheric testing until 1974, and China continued until 1980. Neither has signed the treaty.
2006: The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Cambridge, MA. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xxvi, , 96 pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Rear cover 'dinged' at bottom. This conference was organized by The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA) and the International Security Studies Programs of The Fletcher School, Tufts University. This conference offered a unique and timely forum on post-9/11 security challenges, this report was published which summarized and synthesizes conference presentations and discussions in offer to give broader dissemination to the proceedings. This report, together with transcripts from the presentations and other related information are also available on an IFPA website.
Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2006. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 225,  pages. Timeline. Illustrations (some in color). Format is approximately 12 inches by 9.5 inches. Gift inscription from Laboratory scientist on title page. Foreword by Robert C. Dynes. Introduction by Robert W. Kuckuck. Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos or LANL for short) is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory initially organized during World War II for the design of nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project. Los Alamos was selected as the location for bomb design and officially commissioned in 1943. At the time it was known as Project Y, one of a series of laboratories located across the United States given letter names to maintain their secrecy. Los Alamos was the center for design and overall coordination, while the other labs concentrated on the production of uranium and plutonium bomb fuels. Los Alamos was the heart of the project, bringing together some of the world's most famous scientists, among them numerous Nobel Prize winners.
Washington DC: National Youth Leadership Forum, 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Magazine. viii, 208 pages. Map. Illustrations. Glossary of Terms. Chronology of Nigeria. Timeline. Recommended Books. Websites. Sources. Endnotes. Student Forum Evaluation form (present). Founded in 1992, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) is a tuition-based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit educational organization established to help prepare extraordinary young people for their professional careers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., its mission is to bring various professions to life, empowering outstanding young people with confidence to make well-informed career choices. NYLF programs are held in eight cities throughout the United States and in countries around the world.