New York: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1985. Trade paperback. viii, 229 p. Illustrations. Maps. Bibliography. Index.
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Washington, DC: National Defense University, 2004. Wraps. v, 71 p. Endnotes.
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, 2008. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Brochure. Format is approximately 25.5 inches by 11 inches, folded into six panels, three front and three back. Illustrations (color). Diagrams. Nice depiction of the first and second axis with a nice inset illustration of a special dual-axis containment system. Technical specifications for each axis in a table. Item has slight wear and soiling. Details of DARHT expectations and capabilities presented. The Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility (DARHT) is a facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory which is part of the Department of Energy's stockpile stewardship program. It uses two large X-ray machines to record three-dimensional interior images of materials. In most experiments, materials undergo hydrodynamic shock to simulate the implosion process in nuclear bombs and/or the effects of severe hydrodynamic stress. The tests are described as "full-scale mockups of the events that trigger the nuclear detonation". The powerful pulsed X-ray beams allow for an ultra-fast motion picture to be constructed showing the details of the process being studied in three dimensions. The tests are often compared with computer simulations to help improve the accuracy of the computer code. Such testing falls under the category of sub-critical testing. The project became an important priority after the United States stopped testing nuclear weapons in 1992. When completed in 1999, the first-axis accelerator could produce one short electron pulse lasting 60 ns with a current of 2 kA and an energy of 20 MeV. The beam could be focused to 2-millimeter diameter spot on the target.
New York: New Solidarity Int'l Press, 1984. 28 cm, 64, wraps, illus., figures, some highlighting, text somewhat darkened, some wear and soiling to covers.
Place_Pub: Nottingham, U.K. Mushroom, 1981. First? Edition. First? Printing. 21 cm, 64, wraps, illus., bibliography.
Washington, DC: Executive Publications, Inc., 1996. 28 cm, wraps, illus., mailing label removed from front cover.
Washington, DC: Executive Publications, Inc., 1998. 28 cm, wraps, illus., mailing label removed from front cover.
Washington, DC: Executive Publications, Inc., 1999. 28 cm, wraps, illus., mailing label removed from front cover.
Washington, DC: National Journal, Inc., 1999. 72, wraps, illus., slight wear and soiling to covers.
Washington, DC: National Journal Group, Inc., 2005. 74, wraps, illus., fold-out on homeland security, mailing information printed on fr cover, stamp over mailing information.
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.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 2002. 80, wraps, illus., mailing information and "mail inspected" stamp on rear cover.
Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos National Lab. n.d. 1 medallion, coin/medallion.
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.
Leesburg, VA: Cowles Enthusiast Media, 1998. quarto, 112, illus. (some color), boards somewhat worn and soiled.
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.
Cambridge, MA: Inst for Foreign Policy Anal, 1978. 22, wraps, paperclip marks to cover & title pg, compliments card from Robert Pfaltzgraff, Institute Director, paperclipped to fr.
London: New Left Review Ltd., 1984. 128, wraps, footnotes, covers somewhat worn and soiled.
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 2000. Wraps. iii, 75 p.
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 2007. Wraps. iii, 89 p.
Pleasantville, NY: The Reader's Digest, 1979. Wraps. 300 p. Includes illustrations. Some illustrations in color.
Place_Pub: Washington, DC: GPO, 1987. Sixth Edition. 159, wraps, illus., maps.
Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 2011. 152, wraps, notes, figures, tables, slight wear to DJ edges.
Washington DC: United States Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, 2009. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Spiral bound. iv, 30 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Maps. Footnote. Includes a section on Nuclear Fuel Cycle Terms. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is the U.S. agency responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear explosive testing; works to reduce the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad. Established by the United States Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the United States Department of Energy. The National Nuclear Security Administration was created by Congressional action in 1999, in the wake of the Wen Ho Lee spy scandal and other allegations that lax administration by the Department of Energy had resulted in the loss of U.S. nuclear secrets to China. Originally proposed to be an independent agency, NNSA gained the reluctant support of the Clinton administration only after it was instead chartered as a sub-agency within the Department of Energy, to be headed by an administrator reporting to the Secretary of Energy. The first NNSA administrator appointed was Air Force General (and CIA Deputy Director) John A. Gordon.