Casa editrice: Xlibris
Data di pubblicazione: 2008
Condizione libro: Used
This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: On Saturday, November 1, 1952, a momentous event in history took place in total secrecy - the United States detonated the world's first "Super Bomb" at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands. A thermonuclear device, codenamed Mike, demonstrated the capability of producing a fusion reaction on earth, a process similar to that which powers the sun. This book is a riveting historical account of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's involvement in that test, because of uncertainty that Mike might blow a section of the atoll away, thus generating a dangerous tsunami. Three days later, a natural earthquake generated a large tsunami in the northwestern Pacific. The author conjectures whether it would have been deemed coincidental had the real tsunami occurred three days earlier. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_142577539X
Riassunto: On Saturday, November 1, 1952, the United States detonated the world?s first ?Super Bomb? at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands. A thermonuclear device, the Super, code named MIKE, demonstrated the capability of producing a fusion reaction on earth, similar to that whereby the Sun produces heat. This book is an historical account of the Scripps Institution?s involvement in that test, because of uncertainty that MIKE?s energy release might blow a section of the atoll away, thus generating a dangerous tsunami. Three days later, a major tsunami was generated by an earthquake in the northeastern Pacific. The narrator closes by conjecturing whether it would have been deemed coincidental, had the real tsunami occurred three days earlier.
Dall'autore: The Mike detonation (10.5 million tons of TNT equivalent) was followed three days later by the second biggest tsunami of the 20th century, originating from an earthquake of magnitude 8.0, west of the Kamchatka Peninsula, USSR. The author spent a week in Hawaii surveying wave damage, and concludes his book with the speculation that had the Kamchatka tsunami occurred three days earlier, no one would have believed that it had not been caused by the Mike test.
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