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IGCSE Science - Hiroshima: Higher Level Information

A guide to information resources on the Hiroshima bombing, 1945, for IGCSE Physics - compiled by your Librarians

The atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima

Click on the link below to view extracts from the report into the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.   The extract includes some detailed information on the effects of the bombings.

Hiroshima: after aftermath



This fascinating photo essay "attempts to visually, poetically and historically address the magnitude of what disappeared as a result of and what remains after the dropping of the A-bomb in 1945". 

The essay can be accessed through our Ebsco database.  Simply type "Hiroshima aftermath" in the EbscoHost searchbox on this page and you will find the article.  (Contact [email protected] for our EbscoHost password or if you have any difficulties)


Physical and medical effects

This article from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist in December 1977 is a report from a team of scientist on the after-effects of the Hiroshima bombing.


John Hersey’s Hiroshima: Reactions to a Technological Novelty

This essay looks at John Hersey's 'Hiroshima' and the reactions of survivors to the event.

EbscoHost database

   We subscribe to two databases that contain thousands of full-text journal articles.  The databases we subscribe to are EBSCOHost and JStor and they provide a brilliant way for you to find those references that will really make your work stand out from the crowd!

   Use the search boxes below to search EbscoHost.  If you are not in school or if you are using a laptop you will need to enter a password which you can access by logging in our portal  'Senior Firefly' service or ask a librarian


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