AUTHORKelly, Cynthia C.
TITLEA Guide to Manhattan Project Sites in New Mexico
PUBLISHERAtomic Heritage Foundation
CITYWashington, D.C.
DATE PUBLISHED2010
ISBNNo number - Use WorldCat link below


This guidebook combines history, science, and personal accounts to lead the reader on a tour of sites associated with the Manhattan Project in New Mexico. Brief introductions to the science behind the atomic bomb, the history of the Pajarito Plateau, and the evolution of the Project provide a background for the suggested tour of 19 sites, many of which are accessible to the public. Tracing the route taken by those first recruited to work on the secret mission, the tour begins at the Santa Fe railroad station at Lamy and continues through Santa Fe to Los Alamos. Sites at Los Alamos include laboratories, housing for scientists and staff, and the Fuller Lodge community center. The book concludes at the Trinity Test site in the desert south of Albuquerque. Also included are sources, suggestions for further reading, a chronology of the Project, photos, and maps. The affordable book is published by the Atomic Heritage Foundation and may be purchased via that organization's website.


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