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The Resource Atomic thunder : the Maralinga story, Elizabeth Tynan

Atomic thunder : the Maralinga story, Elizabeth Tynan

Label
Atomic thunder : the Maralinga story
Title
Atomic thunder
Title remainder
the Maralinga story
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Tynan
Title variation
Maralinga story
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In September 2016 it will be 60 years since the first British mushroom cloud rose above the plain at Maralinga in South Australia. The atomic weapons test series wreaked havoc on Indigenous communities and turned the land into a radioactive wasteland. In 1950 Australian prime minister Robert Menzies blithely agreed to atomic tests that offered no benefit to Australia and relinquished control over them -- and left the public completely in the dark. This book reveals the devastating consequences of that decision. This book is the most comprehensive account of the whole saga, from the time that the explosive potential of splitting uranium atoms was discovered, to the uncovering of the extensive secrecy around the British tests in Australia many years after the British had departed, leaving an unholy mess behind
Summary
In September 2016 it will be 60 years since the first British mushroom cloud rose above the plain at Maralinga in South Australia. The atomic weapons test series wreaked havoc on Indigenous communities and turned the land into a radioactive wasteland. In 1950 Australian prime minister Robert Menzies blithely agreed to atomic tests that offered no benefit to Australia and relinquished control over them -- and left the public completely in the dark. This book reveals the devastating consequences of that decision. This book is the most comprehensive account of the whole saga, from the time that the explosive potential of splitting uranium atoms was discovered, to the uncovering of the extensive secrecy around the British tests in Australia many years after the British had departed, leaving an unholy mess behind
Award
Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563419
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tynan, Elizabeth
Dewey number
994.05
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atomic bomb
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Radioactive pollution
  • Cold War
  • Maralinga (SA)
  • Australia
  • Great Britain
  • Maralinga (S.A.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Maralinga story
Label
Atomic thunder : the Maralinga story, Elizabeth Tynan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 321-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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Contents
1 Maralinga buried, uncovered -- 2 Britain's stealthy march towards the bomb -- 3 Monte Bello and Emu Field -- 4 Mushroom clouds at Maralinga -- 5 Vixen Band other 'minor trials' -- 6 The Australian safety committee -- 7 Indigenous people and the bomb tests -- 8 D-notices and media self-censorship -- 9 Clean-ups and cover-ups -- 10 Media, politics and the Royal Commission -- 11 The Roller Coaster investigation -- 12 The remains of Maralinga -- Appendix: British atomic tests in Australia
Control code
000057079062
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 373 pages
Isbn
9781742234281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)937981551
Label
Atomic thunder : the Maralinga story, Elizabeth Tynan
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 321-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1 Maralinga buried, uncovered -- 2 Britain's stealthy march towards the bomb -- 3 Monte Bello and Emu Field -- 4 Mushroom clouds at Maralinga -- 5 Vixen Band other 'minor trials' -- 6 The Australian safety committee -- 7 Indigenous people and the bomb tests -- 8 D-notices and media self-censorship -- 9 Clean-ups and cover-ups -- 10 Media, politics and the Royal Commission -- 11 The Roller Coaster investigation -- 12 The remains of Maralinga -- Appendix: British atomic tests in Australia
Control code
000057079062
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 373 pages
Isbn
9781742234281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)937981551

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