We use cookies to provide essential features and services. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies .


Warehouse Stock Clearance Sale

Grab a bargain today!

Atomic Geography


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Foreword by Roy Gephart

Introduction: What is Hanford?
A Unique Geography
A Place of Paradox
The Personal Challenge
A Hanford Timeline

Part I. Hanford: The Cultural Progression
First Fishing, Then Farming
The Beginning of Hanford
The Secret Revealed

Part II. Hanford: The Engineering Challenge
Coming to Hanford
Archaeological Analogs and the Nuclear Priesthood
The Weeds
Natural Analogs: Designing a Water Retaining Barrier
Thousands of Wells
Bird in a Tank and Data Overload
Pumping Carbon Tetrachloride
Glowing in the Dark
Tank Leak Controversy

Part III. Anomalies and Unusual Events
The Atomic Pond
The PUREX Railroad Tunnels
Z-9 Crib, Poisoning Plutonium and Crawler Robots
Burial Grounds
The Atomic Man
How a Japanese Balloon Shut Hanford Down Hanford

Part IV. Hanford as Home
F House
The Street Names of Richland
Part V. Hanford: The National Park
The Hanford Reach
Elk and Wild Horses
Rare Plants/ New Plants
B Reactor

Part VI. Reflecting on Hanford
Hanford as a Redemptive Quest
The Poetic Response





About the Author

Melvin R. Adams has published two other books with WSU Press, both on southeastern Oregon: Netting the Sun: A Personal Geography of the Oregon Desert and Remote Wonders: An Explorer's Guide to Southeast Oregon.


"Atomic Geography is impressive ground."--Eugene Register-Guard

"Adams explores technical issues with clear, personable prose, [and] does a good job of putting scientific information within human context."--ForeWord Magazine

"For a book about nuclear waste cleanup, paradox and irony figure prominently--Atomic Geography is intelligent, probing, and strangely poetic."--ForeWord Magazine

"I anticipated a world of soulless drones in white safety suits. Adams proves closer to a blue-jean naturalist and poet."-- Eugene Register-Guard

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
This title is unavailable for purchase as none of our regular suppliers have stock available. If you are the publisher, author or distributor for this item, please visit this link.

Back to top