How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb by Peter Kuran

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The Hardcover version of How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb is almost exhausted. As soon as these copies are gone, the Hard cover edition will officially be out of print. However, the soft cover edition will still be available. How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb is a visually compelling documentation combining awe-inspiring photography and fascinating technical detail about the stories and techniques behind the photography of the bomb. Author Peter Kuran's engrossing and powerful arrangement of these complex photographic techniques along with the astonishing photographs themselves creates an intriguing intersection at which the viewpoint of the casual observer becomes one of insightful witness. The culmination of over ten years of research, this book reveals newly declassified and previously secret photographs from US atomic weapons tests conducted between 1945 and 1963.
 

About Peter Kuran

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Peter Kuran is the award-winning producer/director of "Trinity and Beyond (The Atomic Bomb Movie)," an unsettling yet visually fascinating documentary presenting the history of nuclear weapons development and testing. In 2003, Kuran won an Academy Award in the Scientific and Technical Achievement category for RCI, a new photochemical process he developed. Kuran started his career as an Animator on the original "Star Wars" in 1976 and has since worked on over 300 theatrical motion pictures.
 
Published August 6, 2007 by vce.com. 142 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, War. Non-fiction

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In a design that mimics the precision of a nuclear scientist’s statistical chart, Kuran’s work chronicles not so much the development of atomic weapons, but the parallel development of the classified projects tasked with photographing the weapons on display.

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Documentary filmmaker Kuran challenges the mushroom cloud as the prevailing image of a nuclear explosion in this fascinating, if uneven new photographic compilation.

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California Literary Review

Nuclear testing milestones: 07/16/45 Trinity test in Alamogordo, New Mexico 06/30/46 Crossroads Able at Bikini Atoll, first atomic test after World War II 07/24/46 Crossroads Baker at Bikini Atoll, first underwater test 01/27/51 Ranger Able, first atomic test within the US, at the Nevada Test Sit...

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