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The Resource The Nevada Test Site, Emmet Gowin ; foreword by Robert Adams

The Nevada Test Site, Emmet Gowin ; foreword by Robert Adams

Label
The Nevada Test Site
Title
The Nevada Test Site
Statement of responsibility
Emmet Gowin ; foreword by Robert Adams
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Emmet Gowin likes to ask a provocative question: "Which country on earth has had the largest number of nuclear bombs detonated within its borders?" The answer is the United States. Covering approximately 680 square miles, the Nevada National Security Site, formerly known as the Nevada Test Site, was the primary testing location of American nuclear devices from 1951 to 1992; 1,021 announced nuclear tests occurred there, 921 of which were underground. The site, which is closed to the public, including its airspace, contains 28 areas, 1,100 buildings, 400 miles of paved roads, 300 miles of unpaved roads, 10 heliports, and two airstrips. Its surface is covered with subsidence craters from testing, and in places looks like the moon. In 1996, Gowin received permission to document the landscape by air, after over a decade of working to secure access. These aerial views of environmental devastation--made quietly majestic but no less potent in the hands of a master photographer--unveil environmental travesties on a grand scale. While groups of images from the Nevada Test Site series have been published previously, this book will produce the largest number yet, and three quarters of the pictures will not have been published at all. Gowin is the only photographer to have been granted access to this site, which is now permanently closed, post-9/11. Other than images made by the government for geographic purposes, no other images of this landscape exist. The book will feature a preface by photographer Robert Adams (America, b. 1937), whose photographic and written work is concerned with landscape, urbanization, and activism. It will also feature an afterword by Gowin on how he made the images, and their significance to him today."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
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Gowin, Emmet
Dewey number
623.4/51190287
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
U264.3
LC item number
.G69 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Adams, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Landscape photography
  • Aerial photography
  • Nevada National Security Site (Nev.)
  • Nevada National Security Site (Nev.)
  • Nevada National Security Site (Nev.)
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Label
The Nevada Test Site, Emmet Gowin ; foreword by Robert Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223131077225
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780691196039
Lccn
2019015506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1089487787
Label
The Nevada Test Site, Emmet Gowin ; foreword by Robert Adams
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223131077225
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780691196039
Lccn
2019015506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1089487787

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