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  • THE BERLIN PROJECT. by Benford, Gregory
    Benford, Gregory
    THE BERLIN PROJECT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Saga Press / Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - An alternate history about the creation of the atomic bomb which explores what could have happened if the bomb was ready to be used by the United States on D-Day - June 6, 1944. A book which combines espionage with science, with the core based on accounts of his father-in-law, the chemist and mathematician Karl P. Cohen, a junior partner in the Manhattan Project, who had discovered an alternate solution, but whose ideas were shot down by more senior members - although time has proven them right. Illustrated with photographs. Afterword with more information on the scientists and others who appear in the book -…

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    New York: Saga Press / Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - An alternate history about the creation of the atomic bomb which explores what could have happened if the bomb was ready to be used by the United States on D-Day - June 6, 1944. A book which combines espionage with science, with the core based on accounts of his father-in-law, the chemist and mathematician Karl P. Cohen, a junior partner in the Manhattan Project, who had discovered an alternate solution, but whose ideas were shot down by more senior members - although time has proven them right. Illustrated with photographs. Afterword with more information on the scientists and others who appear in the book - many of whom Benford knew personally. In addition to being an award-winning author, Benford is an astrophysicist who is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. 466 pp. ISBN: 978-1481487641.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 89583
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  • RADIOACTIVE: How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World by Conkling, Winifred.
    Conkling, Winifred.
    RADIOACTIVE: How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Young Readers, 2018. First edition - Written for older children, this is the story of how story of how two brilliant female physicistsÕ groundbreaking discoveries in the 1930s led to the creation of the atomic bomb, although neither got the recognition they deserved. Photographs. Glossary, who's who, notes, bibliography. 213 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 81165
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  • THE GREEN GLASS SEA. by Klages, Ellen.
    Klages, Ellen.
    THE GREEN GLASS SEA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: The Viking Press, (2006.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel for young adults set at Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1943 where 11 year old Dewey's father is one of the scientists working on "the gadget." SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the 2007 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and Judy Lopez Award for Childrens Literature. Author's note. 321 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57988
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  • HIROSHIMA NO PIKA. by Maruki, Toshi (1912-2000)
    Maruki, Toshi (1912-2000)
    HIROSHIMA NO PIKA.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Lothrup, Lee & Shepherd, (1980) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The story of the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima and its aftermath told from the viewpoint of a seven-year old girl who fled their burning home with her mother and injured father. INSCRIBED and dated in 1988 by the author/artist on the front endpaper with her signature drawing of a peace dove with a mother and child nestled in the belly. Since the end of World War II, the author and her husband have campaigned for nuclear disarmament and world peace. In her comments at the end of the book, Maruki commented how difficult it was to create this book - "to tell young people about something…

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    New York: Lothrup, Lee & Shepherd, (1980) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The story of the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima and its aftermath told from the viewpoint of a seven-year old girl who fled their burning home with her mother and injured father. INSCRIBED and dated in 1988 by the author/artist on the front endpaper with her signature drawing of a peace dove with a mother and child nestled in the belly. Since the end of World War II, the author and her husband have campaigned for nuclear disarmament and world peace. In her comments at the end of the book, Maruki commented how difficult it was to create this book - "to tell young people about something very bad that happened in the hope that their knowing will help keep it from happening again." Awarded the annual Ehon Nippon Prize as the best illustrated book of Japan, the Jane Adams Peace award, a Horn Book Honor award and more. Large square format,unpaginated, illustrated in full color throughout. ISBN: 0-688012973.

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    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards in a very good dust jacket (some edgewear to the dj, creasing to the flaps)

    Book ID: 86178
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  • HIROSHIMA NO PIKA. by Maruki, Toshi (1912-2000)
    Maruki, Toshi (1912-2000)
    HIROSHIMA NO PIKA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Lothrup, Lee & Shepherd, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima and its aftermath told from the viewpoint of a seven-year old girl who fled their burning home with her mother and injured father. Since the end of World War II, the author and her husband have campaigned for nuclear disarmament and world peace. In her comments at the end of the book, Maruki commented how difficult it was to create this book - "to tell young people about something very bad that happened in the hope that their knowing will help keep it from happening again." Awarded the annual Ehon Nippon Prize as the best illustrated book…

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    New York: Lothrup, Lee & Shepherd, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima and its aftermath told from the viewpoint of a seven-year old girl who fled their burning home with her mother and injured father. Since the end of World War II, the author and her husband have campaigned for nuclear disarmament and world peace. In her comments at the end of the book, Maruki commented how difficult it was to create this book - "to tell young people about something very bad that happened in the hope that their knowing will help keep it from happening again." Awarded the annual Ehon Nippon Prize as the best illustrated book of Japan, the Jane Adams Peace award, a Horn Book Honor award and more. Large square format,unpaginated, illustrated in full color throughout. ISBN: 0-688012973.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards in a very near fine dust jacket (light toning to cream background, original price of 12.95 on dj flap)

    Book ID: 89089
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  • Smith, Martin Cruz.
    STALLION GATE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1986. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Suspenseful novel about the testing of the first atomic weapons at Los Alamos, a site hidden on a mesa and surrounded by a vast Indian reservation. SIGNED on the title page.Map. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-394-530063.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 21440
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  • FIRST INTO NAGASAKI: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Postatomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War. by Weller, George ( Foreword by Walter Cronkite. Edited by Anthony Weller.)
    Weller, George ( Foreword by Walter Cronkite. Edited by Anthony Weller.)
    FIRST INTO NAGASAKI: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Postatomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - George Weller was a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covered World War II across Europe and then set out to explore the devastation inflicted on Nagasaki. Censored by General MacArthur in 1945, lost for 60 years, these never-before-published reports provide a moving, unparalleled look at the bomb that killed more than 70,000 people and ended WWII. Also includes other published reports on the horrors of Japan's Pow Camps. Foreword by Walter Cronkite. Edited with an essay by Anthony Weller, the son of George Weller. Photographs. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-307-342018.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45137
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