How to Photograph an Atomic Bomb

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  • Title: How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb - 2nd Edition
  • Author: Peter Kuran
  • Category: Photography
  • Format: Hardcover, Softcover and iPAD
  • Pages: 142 Pages, 250 photos, 12 diagrams and illustrations
  • Trim: 11" wide x 8.5" high
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Excerpt from this book:

"It wasn't until 1945 that the sciences of photography would cross paths with the sciences of the atom. For the next 17 years, still and motion picture photography would combine with atomic physics to create imagery the world may never witness again first hand."

Publishers Description:

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.

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About the author:

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 to restore original color negatives of government footage, including previously classified footage, portions of which were badly faded. Kuran started his career as an Animator on the original "Star Wars" in 1976 and has since worked on over 300 theatrical motion pictures.