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Bombast: Spinning Atoms in the Desert
by Michon Mackedon
Publisher's Description
Blowing up bombs and planning nuclear tombs in Nevada has left a legacy to the residents, a mixture of loss of innocence and discovery of their own invisibility.

Bombast is a crucial linchpin in Atomic Revival studies. Michon Mackedon recounts Nevada's relationship with the nuclear industry and a host of players including the Atomic Energy Commission, the Department of Energy, scientists, military, and journalists. With 'an awareness born of deceit' shared by other Nevadans, Mackedon considers the manipulated language and imagery doles out by the atomic industry to make the unsafe appear sage and the unthinkable, thinkable.

This second book published by Black Rock Institute Press in an environmentally charged survey of nuclear culture in the 'Silver State.' Augmented with 'Atomic Pop' images of the nuclear era, this book is an ironic, dead-serious, no-holds barred post-mortem that lights up Nevada's nuclear industry.
ISBN: 098410142X
Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Pr
Hardcover : 234 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 8.1 x 9.6 x 1.2 inches
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