The novel takes us into the secret world of nuclear weapons at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) through the eyes of the scientists of field test. They fielded nuclear diagnostic experiments on the bomb racks at the Nevada test site and analyzed test data retrieved from the ground zero recording stations after firing (accepting the risk of radiation exposure from venting). By April 1, 1976 (observation date of the Threshold Test Ban Treaty), LASL had to complete the design of the strategic warheads that became the nuclear deterrent through the end of the Cold War, and beyond. We follow the participants through the final development period of 1976 where the US fired underground tests at twice the rate that had ever been fired in the midst of crippling winter storms. We follow a team of talented professionals who were grateful for the opportunity to protect their country.
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|Size: ||10.4 MB|
|Publisher: ||Tate Publishing|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781634184502 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|
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