The Resource Ghost fleet : the sunken ships of Bikini Atoll, James P. Delgado., (electronic resource)

Ghost fleet : the sunken ships of Bikini Atoll, James P. Delgado., (electronic resource)

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Ghost fleet : the sunken ships of Bikini Atoll
Title
Ghost fleet
Title remainder
the sunken ships of Bikini Atoll
Statement of responsibility
James P. Delgado.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • In July 1946 a fleet of 242 ships, among them some of the most famous of World War II, assembled within the Lagoon of Bikini Atoll, 4,500 miles from San Francisco. There, in a massive military effort dubbed "Operation Crossroads," thousands of scientists and U.S. military personnel gathered to assess the atomic bomb's effect on warships in the world's first nuclear weapons tests. After evacuating 167 islanders and carefully positioning the ships - their cargo included
  • Airplanes, tanks, live animals, and test equipment - the United States detonated two atomic bombs, sinking 22 ships and hopelessly irradiating 73 others. Four decades later, in 1989, a highly trained team of underwater archaeologists returned to Bikini to evaluate the ships as historic and archaeological sites and as potential diving attractions. In Ghost Fleet, author James Delgado, a member of that team, offers a fascinating account of Operation Crossroads and the
  • Forgotten remains that have turned Bikini's lagoon into a vast underwater ghost town. Diving in waters 180 feet deep, surrounded by unexploded bombs, sharks, and residual radiation, the archaeologists explored the ships, some shattered hulks, others bent and twisted by the force of the blasts. Delgado weaves a compelling tale - of the events of 1946, of coming of age in the shadow of the bomb, of being face to face with an untouched nuclear testing ground. Like the
  • Deserted homes and crumbling concrete bunkers that remain on the atoll itself, the ghost fleet of Operation Crossroads is an archaeological legacy from the beginning of the atomic age
Cataloging source
DLC
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Delgado, James P
Dewey number
996.8/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
G525
LC item number
.D38 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946
  • Shipwrecks
  • Underwater archaeology
  • Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)
  • Shipwrecks
  • Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946
  • Discovery & Exploration
  • Geography
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
Label
Ghost fleet : the sunken ships of Bikini Atoll, James P. Delgado., (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
"A Kolowalu book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Extent
1 online resource (x, 204 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585326702
Lccn
96022635
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill. (some col.) ;
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  • (CKB)111004368702822
  • (MH)007086226-5
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  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000162792
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  • (EXLCZ)99111004368702822
Label
Ghost fleet : the sunken ships of Bikini Atoll, James P. Delgado., (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"A Kolowalu book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Extent
1 online resource (x, 204 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585326702
Lccn
96022635
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill. (some col.) ;
System control number
  • (CKB)111004368702822
  • (MH)007086226-5
  • (SSID)ssj0000162792
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12037905
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000162792
  • (PQKBWorkID)10208436
  • (PQKB)10647882
  • (EXLCZ)99111004368702822

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