is a novel about life, quantum mechanics, that voice in your
mind, and the Hidden Observer. What more could you ask?
Japanese/English Edition. Same book as above, dual language. The next step, of course,
is either a film, an anime, or a graphic novel (manga.)
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THE ATOMIC EXPRESS
Here's what CROW Quarterly had to say
about The Atomic Express:
"Exploding atomic bombs in the
Nevada desert in the '50s must have been surreal, but imagine
the personalities involved: eccentric scientists building
bombs and theologies, ambitious military men building armies
and careers, slick politicians, enlisted pawns. If that's
not weird enough for you, sprinkle in flying Cadillac bombs,
escalators to parallel universes, avenging angels, orgasmic
blimp rides through hell, and train rides through the heavens.
This work is cinematic in its sweep and nuclear grandeur,
but it's also put together very much like a film, composed
of hundreds of sharp, telling scenes. In the grand tradition
of Pynchon and Heller, the book is an irreverent collage
of absurdity and symbolism."
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This book was originally published in 1986 by The Free Press,
A Macmillan imprint. It was the first book to document the
aboveground nuclear testing programs at the Nevada Test Site,
from 1951 through 1962.
In addition to the history, you will find trajectories for
each major aboveground nuclear test, a list of 10,000 cities
and towns over which the nuclear clouds passed. Included
are first person narratives from soldiers and technicians
who witnessed the nuclear detonations firsthand.
Kirkus Review: "Under the Cloud is a chilling documentary
history of America's above-ground nuclear tests conducted
during the 1950's and early 1960's. Miller takes on the subject
and universalizes it, at the same time giving it the flavor
of a Dos Passos novel. Scary stuff."
THE CLOUD: THE DECADES OF NUCLEAR TESTING is available at
I THE US ATLAS OF NUCLEAR FALLOUT 1951-1970 ABRIDGED
GENERAL READER EDITION
II THE U.S. ATLAS OF NUCLEAR FALLOUT 1951-1970 COUNTY
III U.S. ATLAS OF NUCLEAR FALLOUT 1951-1970 EASTERN U.S.
IV U.S. ATLAS OF NUCLEAR FALLOUT 1951-1970 WESTERN U.S.
V U.S. ATLAS OF NUCLEAR FALLOUT 1951-1970 CALCULATIONS
In October, 1997, after 15 years of analysis, the National
Cancer Institute published a document titled Estimated
exposures and thyroid doses received by the American people
from iodine-131 in fallout following Nevada atmospheric nuclear
bomb tests a report by the National Cancer Institute (SuDoc
The data consisted of over 100,000 pages of material and
was so voluminous, that it
was first published on a government web site that has
since been removed. The data was presented in statistical
form that included the average as well as the range. A single
value was chosen that resulted in a conservative estimate
of I-131 fallout in each county.
Another government document, "Results
of calculations of external gamma radiation exposure rates
from fallout and the related radionuclide compositions by
University of California scientist Harry G. Hicks was then
used to convert the I-131 values to both total fallout
and then for each individual radioisotope found in the
After almost three years, the information was finally compiled
into a book: The
U.S. Atlas of Nuclear Fallout Vol I : Total Fallout.
The book turned out to be a rather technical document that
included information about not only fallout, but maps showing
fallout of individual radioisotopes. In addition, there were
preliminary statistical analyses of fallout vs cancer rates
for the counties involved. The book, along with two companion
volumes (County Comparisons and Calculations) was published
The books were intended for the library audience, but after
extended discussions with librarians around the country,
it was decided that the book was a little too technical for
the average reader. So, in 2001, the material was reevaluated,
and volume I was re-written to present the information in
a more user-friendly way.
In 2002, the first book of the series became The Abridged
General Reader Edition. This time, the copies that were sent
out to librarians received high approval ratings.
In 2003 the author decided to re-evaluate the entire dataset,
starting from scratch with the NCI values to arrive at the
total fallout and radioisotope values a second time. Newer
statistical software was used to perform cluster analysis.
The result was the third edition of the U.S. Atlas series,
published in 2006.
I now included data not only from the 1958 test series
Hardtack II, but from several underground nuclear tests
that resulted in venting incidents. The third edition included
data from the Baneberry
event in December, 1970. Occasionally, Amazon.com will
tag this volume as the 1951-1962 (2002) edition. However, the
version associated with ISBN 9781881043-13-3 and including
(1951-1970 on the cover is indeed the 2006 edition.
The County Comparisons volume (originally volume,
Volume II in the series)
also received a makeover. Extraneous information was replaced
with more precise values for each county's fallout history.
final volume in the series, Volume 5, Calculations remained
essentially unchanged. The values returned in 2003-2005
calculated radioisotope values were found to be essentially
the same as the ones in the original 1998-2000 set.
Maps from the most recent series were
used in the Federal
evidentiary hearings involving the Divine
Strake test originally scheduled for May, 2006 and canceled
as a result of complaints about inadequate environmental
assessments. The Divine Strake information can be found here.
U.S.Cancer Mortality Rates and Trends, 1950-1979 (series
of four volumes.)
This series was published by the federal
government in 1983, and almost immediately
went out of print. The information found in this series
is far more precise than the National Cancer Institute's
2000 Cancer Atlas, and is thus more useful
in comparing baseline cancer rates on a county-by-county
The original series involved three hardback volumes, this
series involves four paperback volumes. Rates for all U.S.
counties, 1950-59, 1960-69, 1970-79, for white male, white
female, nonwhite male, nonwhite female. ICD codes are primarily
from the ninth revision (1979). but a table is given comparing
ICD codes from prior revisions. Standard population: 1970.
Rates are mortality per 100,000. Both incident values and
rates are given.
ISBN 978-1-881043-22-5 Cancer rates: All cancers combined
(ICD 140-208); lip (ICD 140); oral cavity and tongue (ICD
141, 143-146, 148); salivary gland (ICD 142); nasopharynx
(ICD 147); esophagus (ICD 150); stomach (ICD 151); large
intestine (ICD 153, 159); rectum (ICD 154, except 154.3);
liver and gallbladder including bile ducts (ICD 155,156)
ISBN 978-1-881043-23-2 Cancer rates: Nose, nasal cavities,
middle ear and accessory sinuses (ICD 160); larynx (ICD
161); trachea, bronchus and lung including pleura and other
respiratory sites (ICD 162, 163, 165); bone, including
jaw (ICD 170); connective and soft tissue cancer (ICD 171,
164.1); malignant melanoma of skin (ICD 172); nonmelanoma
skin cancer (ICD 173, 154.3); breast (ICD 174, 175); choriun
and uterus (ICD 179, 181, 182); cervix uteri (ICD 180);
ovary, fallopian tube and broad ligament (ICD 183); prostate
(ICD 185); testes (ICD 186.)
ISBN 978-1-881043-25-6 Cancer rates: Eye (ICD 190); brain
and other parts of the nervous sysetm (ICD 191, 192); thyroid
gland (ICD 193); thymus and other endocrine glands (ICD
194, 164.0); lymphosarcoma and reticulum cell sarcoma including
other lymphoma (ICD 200, 202, 159.1, 202.0, 202.1, 202.9,
202.9); Hodgkin's disease (ICD 201); multiple myeloma (ICD
203 except 203.1); leukemias (ICD 204-208, 202.4, 203.1);
secondary, site unspecified, and not previously listed
cancers (ICD 152, 158, 159.2-.9, 164.2-.9, 184, 187, 195-199,
202.2, 202.3, 202.5, 202.6.)
ISBN 978-1-881043-26-3: Cancer rates: Pancreas (ICD 157);
bladder and other urinary organs (ICD 188, 189.3); kidney
and ureter (ICD 189.3);
Older editions of the U.S. Atlas of Nuclear Fallout
The earlier edtions of Volume I were more technical but
included fallout informaiton from only 1951-1962. The subsequent
(2006) edition includes fallout information from the Hardtack
and underground series but does NOT include cancer data.
The calculation books (1951-1962) and (1951-1970) are
essentially the same; the only difference being the cover
on the 1951-1962 edition includes a sigma sign. Both books
are priced the same and available at Amazon.com.
CONCISE NOTES: INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE AND LITIGATION SUPPORT
- More than 3000 concise notes on Exposure, Toxicology, Sampling
and Analysis, Chemistry, Dispersion
Stress, Radiation, Ventilation, Statistics, Illumination, Ergonomics, Noise,
- Special sections on Daubert challenges and causation;
- Fifty important Industrial Hygiene formulas;
- List of known and potential endocrine disruptors;
- OSHA guidelines for Serious, Willful and Criminal Willful
- Comprehensive index with more than 1600 entries.
The information is presented in a unique way: the information
is usually kept to no more than a few sentences in length,
and important information is highlighted using font styles.
Examples can be found by clicking through here.
Nuclear Fallout from the Nevada Test Site: 1950-1970.
Fallout values in this series are characterized in concentrations
as low as 14 nanoCuries/square meter. Read more here (high
speed connection required.)