Edward Teller: what did he discover


Intro page

1. Teller's triumph?

2. Gone fission

3. Credit - or blame?

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4th generation nukes

Missile defense?

Radiation and health

Dirty bombs

Irradiated food

The Advisors: Oppenheimer, Teller and the Superbomb, Herbert York, W.H. Freeman, 1976.

Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, Richard Rhodes, Simon & Schuster, 1995 (fascinating, required reading on the topic).

How Ulam Set the Stage, Bengt Carlson,Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, July/Aug. 2003

The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes, Simon & Schuster, 1986 (the ultimate history of the fission bomb).

Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project's Indispensable Man, Robert Norris, 2002.

How the bomb works

Atomic tourism, anybody?

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The Atomic Archive offers a comprehensive history of nuclear weapons development.

The High Energy Weapons Archive

Nuclear Weapons Frequently Asked Questions

The Federation of American Scientists

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by the Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science.

NukeWatch of New Mexico.

Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The Center for Defense Information on nuclear security.

The Race for the Superbomb: Edward Teller.

A peacenik's guide to the nuclear age: Nuclearfiles.org.

The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization.

More than anyone needs to know about nuclear weapons, courtesy the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Teller on the Soviets.

Scientific American profiled Teller in 1999.

Operation Ivy.

H-bomb timeline

No missile defense system needed for our nuclear credits page.


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