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In December of , a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two.. . This book about the history of the atomic bomb discusses the race to build a bomb, and the impact of the weapon on the world. Bomb. The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon. Bomb_3d In December of , a chemist in a German laboratory made a.

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Bomb gives a detailed account of the events leading to the Manhattan Project: Many of those who had important roles in inventing the bomb, protecting state secrets, and procuring information for the Soviets are introduced in this book. Some of the science is explained. Also included are resources, plus photos of all the major players, and of equipment, supplies and explosions. The events vy to development of the atom bomb and nuclear arms race are explained in detail and with great insight into the positive and negative consequences.

Whether some of the historical figures in this book constitute positive role sheinjin is largely a matter of opinion. Certainly, many of the scientists who worked on developing the bomb sheinlin brilliant, and were motivated by patriotism, which seems noble.

At least one of the “traitors” mentioned in the book who gave secret information to the KGB was motivated by love of country, as well. Mainly, the book portrays the scientists, military officials, and private citizens involved as complex human beings with personal reasons for playing whatever roles they played in these historical events.

The author seems to consider it part of his responsibility to show the human bonb, the death and destruction, caused by The Bomb, as well as its scientific and strategic importance.

Graphic descriptions of the dead and wounded after the attack on Hiroshima are included, including blood, darkness, a charred landscape and falling structures. The bombing of Nagasaki is explained in less detail, simply listing the vast numbers of killed and wounded citizens.

Earlier in the book, Sheinkin describes dead and wounded people after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and other wartime events where people were drowned or shot. A couple of characters say “dammit. Most of the events in this book take place before the Surgeon General’s warning, and characters in the book smoke cigarettes.


Drinking alcohol is mentioned. Parents need to know that the nonfiction Bomb: Author Steve Sheinkin explores the complex events, individuals, and political attitudes that came into play. The author does not shy from describing the ravages of war in graphic detail: People are shot and drowned, and many thousands are killed and wounded when cities are bombed.

Adults in this book drink alcohol and smoke, but that barely registers in this context. Add your rating See all 2 parent reviews. Add your rating See all 1 kid review.

The author reveals the complex events and ideas not only behind the invention and deployment of the first bombs, but also behind the Obmb War and arms race. Included are accounts of research by Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists, the political stvee during World War II, and spying by U. Sheinkin also provides suitably horrific descriptions of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the vomb of Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Sheinkin successfully turns these many-faceted historical events and ideas into a suspenseful story.

Families can talk about Robert Oppenheimer’s changing attitude toward his research and invention. Why does he feel it’s so important for the United States to develop the bomb, and why does he later speak out against further arms buildup.

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What does author Steve Sheinkin mean when he says, “It’s a story with no end in sight. And like it or not, you’re in it”? Common Sheinoin Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the stevee creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. See how we rate. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this book. What parents need to know Parents need to know that the nonfiction Bomb: Continue reading Show less. Stay up to date aheinkin new reviews. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Adult Written by rkovacs August 29, Great for classrooms There is also a literature unit based on this book for teachers.

It is geared toward high school English or social studies classes and is based on Common Core s Adult Written by Emma D. Careful Our very precocious nearly-8 yr-old is very into science. His uncle’s a physics prof.

He was really into this book. But it was way to much for him to handl Kid, 9 years old July 22, Great book Great and tells alot about both history and physics. Tiny touch of swear words, but not enough to be harmful. There are positive role models by showing what can Is it any good? Talk to your kids about How is this account of World War II resemble, or differ from, others you’ve seen or read? Roaring Brook Press Publication date: September 4, Publisher’s recommended age s: Caldecott Medal and Honors.

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