A John Macrae Book, 2010, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, first Edition
750 g.; (14) 367 pages (3), appendix, notes, selected bibliography, acknowledgements and index. 1/4 cream coloured backstrip with red titles. 3/4 coffee coloured boards. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece, showing a Japanese crane surrounded by origami cranes. At the beginning of the text is a black-and-white map showing the islands of Japan and its environs with pertinent cities listed. There are also two pages showing Hiroshima and Nagasaki showing the principal survivors and their locations. A hint of rubbing to the book edges. Sepia toned photographic dustwrapper, showing Japanese people fleeing from bombardment, with black and red titles to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author on the rear for over panel. A hint of ruffling to the dustwrapper edges. " Drawing on the voices of atomic bomb survivors and the new science of forensic archaeology, Charles Pellegrino describes the event and aftermath of two days in August when nuclear devices detonated over Japan changed life on Earth for ever. At the narrative's core are the eyewitness account of the people who experienced the effects of the atomic explosions firsthand." -- From the front fold over panel blurb. this is the first USA edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Archaeology; Social History ; History -- Japan ; ISBN: 9780805087963. Inventory No: 0110657.