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What are Nuclear Weapons?
What are Nuclear Weapons?
  • Uranium, plutonium and nuclear fission
  • Genesis of the bomb: from the Manhattan Project to the Trinity Test
  • Little Boy and Fat Man: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Atom bombs and hydrogen bombs: assessing destructive capacity
  • Key points and guide to further reading and resources

While most people probably have a general understanding of nuclear weapons – primarily that they are highly destructive, and that they were used against Japan at the end of the Second World War – why ...

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