Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Capturing the Atom Bomb on Film

Capturing the Atom Bomb on Film is an audio slideshow from The New York Times. The slideshow features the voice of George Yoshitake who is one of the few remaining photographers who attempted to capture on film the atomic bomb tests run by the US Government between 1945 and 1962. The slideshow contains twenty-two images in all.

Applications for Education
There is a set of seven images in Capturing the Atom Bomb on Film that really demonstrate the power of nuclear bombs. In those seven images (slides 14-20) show how a nuclear explosion produces enough heat to almost instantly incinerate a school bus. Some of the other images in the slideshow along with Mr. Yoshitake's narration demonstrate how little was known about the effects of atomic bombs in the early days of their development.

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