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Sample section taken from the book, For the Good of Mankind. By Jack Niedenthal Email: bikinijack gmail. Bikini Atoll has been included on the list for the role that tests of atomic weapons at Bikini played in shaping global culture in the second half of the 20th Century. Order from this direct ordering link at Amazon. For the Good of Mankind is also available for purchase and download as an Amazon Kindle edition.

History of Bikini Atoll

Bikini Atoll - Wikipedia

Bikini Atoll is a coral island in the Pacific Ocean, consisting of a ring-shaped reef surrounding a mile by mile oval lagoon. The atoll includes 23 small coral islands within its reef. The atoll is part of the Marshall Islands , which is an island chain located between Hawaii and the Philippines. The United States government took administrative control of the Marshall Islands from Japan in , and retained control until , when the islands gained their independence. Today, the Republic of the Marshall Islands is a sovereign nation in free association with the United States.

Bikini Atoll

Post Second World War , the atoll's inhabitants were forcibly relocated in , [4] after which the islands and lagoon were the site of 23 nuclear tests by the United States until The atoll is at the northern end of the Ralik Chain , approximately miles km northwest of the capital Majuro. Three families were resettled on Bikini island in , totaling about residents. But scientists found dangerously high levels of strontium in well water in May , and the residents were carrying abnormally high concentrations of caesium in their bodies. They were evacuated in
The haute beachwear known as the bikini was named after a string of islands turned into a nuclear wasteland by atomic bomb testing. The Bikini Atoll—a series of limestone formations in the Pacific Ocean that comprise part of the Marshall Islands—is, or rather was, a tropical paradise. Between and , the United States military detonated several nuclear bombs in the area, wiping out plants and wildlife, and leaving behind a toxic wasteland. That tumultuous history is now preserved in haunting photos, diaries, papers and studies, assembled by the University of Washington into the Lauren L. The colonial history of the Bikini Atoll and the Marshall Islands is somewhat shorter than many other tropical nations.