Today's eye candy is from Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade by Gabrielle Hecht. Click on each image to enlarge.
A 1952 Union Carbide magazine ad promised a beautiful atomic future.
Far-fetched depictions of how radiation exposure might change the human race expressed the inherent ambiguities in 1950s atomic fantasies. (Mechanix Illustrated, December 1953)
Eisenhower's 1953 Atoms for Peace speech to the United Nations was carefully staged as a major world event. (UN photo by MB)
Aerial view of open uranium pit at Roessing, 2004. (Photo: Paul Edwards)