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Picture of Half-Life of History - The Atomic Bomb and Wendover Air Base

Half-Life of History - The Atomic Bomb and Wendover Air Base

Mark Klett

Binding: H
ISBN: 9781934435397
Price: £40.00
Your price: £36.00
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Publisher's Description
In Hiroshima, Japan a twisted steel dome is grim reminder of a city destroyed by the first atomic bomb used in warfare. It is a history no one dares to forget. Halfway around the globe in the Utah/Nevada border stands another ruin, the airplane hangar inside of which the bomber that carried the Hiroshima bomb was readied for its mission. Wendover Airbase, once the world’s largest, now crumbles from neglect. The stories and relics at Wendover describe more than the past, they also point to a historic cycle; to a present filled with new apprehensions that carry the potential for a chilling future. Artist Mark Klett, known for his ongoing exploration of landscape, history and the passage of time through the medium of photography, and William L. Fox, a celebrated science and art writer whose work has focused on human cognition and memory, teamed up to create a fascinating visual and verbal multi-layered portrait of Wendover Airbase and the experience of memory in relation to the use of the atomic bomb by the American military in World War II.

You can view images from this book on the Radius Books website.

Publisher: Radius Books
Size: 9.5 x 11.75"
160 pages, 30 duotone and 40 color illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 40