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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.
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.
New York: Time, Inc., 2005. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 8 inches by 10.5 inches. 80 pages, plus covers. Wraps. Illustrations (some in color). Cover has slight wear and soiling. Mailing information printed on front cover. The cover has a portrait of A. Q. Khan and the cover text states The Merchant of Menace Exclusive: How A. Q. Khan became the world's most dangerous nuclear trafficker. Page 22 has the story of the Time investigation of A. Q. Khan. Page 26 has a story on The Khan Network, and page 30 discussed Atomic Mullahs and Iran's nuclear plans. Abdul Qadeer Khan, NI, HI, FPAS (April 1936 – 10 October 2021), known as A. Q. Khan, was a Pakistani nuclear physicist and metallurgical engineer who is colloquially known as the "father of Pakistan's atomic weapons program". An émigré from India who migrated to Pakistan in 1952, Khan was educated in the metallurgical engineering departments of Western European technical universities where he pioneered studies in phase transitions of metallic alloys, uranium metallurgy, and isotope separation based on gas centrifuges. After learning of India's "Smiling Buddha" nuclear test in 1974, Khan joined his nation's clandestine efforts to develop atomic weapons when he founded the Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) in 1976 and was both its chief scientist and director for many years. In January 2004, Khan was subjected to a debriefing by the Musharraf administration over evidence of nuclear proliferation handed to them by the Bush administration of the United States. Khan was accused of selling nuclear secrets illegally and was put under house arrest in 2004.