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Chernobyl

Author : Serhii Plokhy
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 424 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2018-05-15
Category : History
ISBN : 9781541617087

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A Chernobyl survivor and the New York Times bestselling author of The Gates of Europe "mercilessly chronicles the absurdities of the Soviet system" in this "vividly empathetic" account of the worst nuclear accident in history (Wall Street Journal). On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to tell the dramatic stories of the firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who heroically extinguished the nuclear inferno. He lays bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry, tracing the disaster to the authoritarian character of the Communist party rule, the regime's control over scientific information, and its emphasis on economic development over all else. Today, the risk of another Chernobyl looms in the mismanagement of nuclear power in the developing world. A moving and definitive account, Chernobyl is also an urgent call to action.

Midnight in Chernobyl

Author : Adam Higginbotham
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Page : 560 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2020-02-04
Category : History
ISBN : 9781501134630

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A New York Times Best Book of the Year A Time Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Winner From journalist Adam Higginbotham, the New York Times bestselling “account that reads almost like the script for a movie” (The Wall Street Journal)—a powerful investigation into Chernobyl and how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the history’s worst nuclear disasters. Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world. But the real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The result is a “riveting, deeply reported reconstruction” (Los Angeles Times) and a definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. “The most complete and compelling history yet” (The Christian Science Monitor), Higginbotham’s “superb, enthralling, and necessarily terrifying...extraordinary” (The New York Times) book is an indelible portrait of the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will—lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats, remain not just vital but necessary.

Voices from Chernobyl

Author : Светлана Алексиевич
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : History
ISBN : UOM:39015048523842

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Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award A journalist by trade, who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book, presents personal accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus after the nuclear reactor accident in 1986, and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they still live with. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."

Escape From Chernobyl (Escape From #1)

Author : Andy Marino
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Page : 157 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2021-12-07
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781338770650

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"Nonstop action, real history, serious danger. You gotta read these books!" —Alan Gratz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Refugee 26 April 1986 01:18 Alina & Lev are two siblings living in Pripyat, one of the Soviet Union's proud nuclear cities. Both are asleep in their beds. Their cousin, Yuri, is a custodian at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, where he's fiercely attacking a spill in the hallway with a mop. Alina's best friend, Sofiya, sleeps just a few doors down. Her father is an engineer at the plant, a fact that has always filled her with pride. In five minutes, Reactor No. 4 will explode in a ball of fire. It will expel radiation across their town for nine days before it's finally contained. For the people of Pripyat, it will be far too late. — Two young siblings flee the Chernobyl disaster with their parents, but the Communist party is on their heels. Meanwhile, the friends and family they were forced to leave behind must contend with a disinformation campaign that's determined to pretend nothing is wrong-even as deadly radiation spills into the air.

Chernobyl 01

Author : Andrew Leatherbarrow
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2016-04-26
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 099359753X

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The Collapse

Author : Mary Elise Sarotte
Publisher : Basic Books
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2014-10-07
Category : History
ISBN : 9780465056903

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On the night of November 9, 1989, massive crowds surged toward the Berlin Wall, drawn by an announcement that caught the world by surprise: East Germans could now move freely to the West. The Wall -- infamous symbol of divided Cold War Europe -- seemed to be falling. But the opening of the gates that night was not planned by the East German ruling regime -- nor was it the result of a bargain between either Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It was an accident. In The Collapse, prize-winning historian Mary Elise Sarotte reveals how a perfect storm of decisions made by daring underground revolutionaries, disgruntled Stasi officers, and dictatorial party bosses sparked an unexpected series of events culminating in the chaotic fall of the Wall. With a novelist's eye for character and detail, she brings to vivid life a story that sweeps across Budapest, Prague, Dresden, and Leipzig and up to the armed checkpoints in Berlin. We meet the revolutionaries Roland Jahn, Aram Radomski, and Siggi Schefke, risking it all to smuggle the truth across the Iron Curtain; the hapless Politburo member GüSchabowski, mistakenly suggesting that the Wall is open to a press conference full of foreign journalists, including NBC's Tom Brokaw; and Stasi officer Harald Jär, holding the fort at the crucial border crossing that night. Soon, Brokaw starts broadcasting live from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, where the crowds are exulting in the euphoria of newfound freedom -- and the dictators are plotting to restore control. Drawing on new archival sources and dozens of interviews, The Collapse offers the definitive account of the night that brought down the Berlin Wall.

Chernobyl

Author : Jim Smith,Nicholas A. Beresford
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Page : 310 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2006-08-29
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9783540280798

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As the debate about the environmental cost of nuclear power and the issue of nuclear safety continues, a comprehensive assessment of the Chernobyl accident, its long-term environmental consequences and solutions to the problems found, is timely. Although many books have been published which discuss the accident itself and the immediate emergency response in great detail, none have dealt primarily with the environmental issues involved. The authors provide a detailed review of the long-term environmental consequences, in a wide range of ecosystems, many of which are only now becoming apparent. They also highlight responses and counter-measures to combat the environmental consequences and discuss health, social, psychological and economic impacts on the human population as well as the long-term effects on biota.

Wormwood Forest

Author : Mary Mycio
Publisher : National Academies Press
Page : 277 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2005-08-29
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780309094306

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When a titanic explosion ripped through the Number Four reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in 1986, spewing flames and chunks of burning, radioactive material into the atmosphere, one of our worst nightmares came true. As the news gradually seeped out of the USSR and the extent of the disaster was realized, it became clear how horribly wrong things had gone. Dozens died - two from the explosion and many more from radiation illness during the following months - while scores of additional victims came down with acute radiation sickness. Hundreds of thousands were evacuated from the most contaminated areas. The prognosis for Chernobyl and its environs - succinctly dubbed the Zone of Alienation - was grim. Today, 20 years after the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, intrepid journalist Mary Mycio dons dosimeter and camouflage protective gear to explore the world's most infamous radioactive wilderness. As she tours the Zone to report on the disaster's long-term effects on its human, faunal, and floral inhabitants, she meets pockets of defiant local residents who have remained behind to survive and make a life in the Zone. And she is shocked to discover that the area surrounding Chernobyl has become Europe's largest wildlife sanctuary, a flourishing - at times unearthly - wilderness teeming with large animals and a variety of birds, many of them members of rare and endangered species. Like the forests, fields, and swamps of their unexpectedly inviting habitat, both the people and the animals are all radioactive. Cesium-137 is packed in their muscles and strontium-90 in their bones. But quite astonishingly, they are also thriving. If fears of the Apocalypse and a lifeless, barren radioactive future have been constant companions of the nuclear age, Chernobyl now shows us a different view of the future. A vivid blend of reportage, popular science, and illuminating encounters that explode the myths of Chernobyl with facts that are at once beautiful and horrible, Wormwood Forest brings a remarkable land - and its people and animals - to life to tell a unique story of science, surprise and suspense.

Chernobyl

Author : Ihor F. Kostin
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 250 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123263068

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"Named the "man of legend" by the Washington Post, Igor Kostin is the main witness of the Chernobyl catastrophe. On April 26, 1986, several hours after the explosion, he flew over the plant; the radioactivity was so high that all his films turned black. Only one single picture survived: it was shown around the world. Surprised by the enormity of the disaster and the silence of the authorities, Kostin decided to stay and live in the midst of the 800,000 "liquidators" who followed each other on the site of the accident." "Himself affected by radiation, he did not stop, but for twenty years continued to photograph the plant and the forbidden zone surrounding it. His story became the story of Chernobyl. He witnessed the evacuation of villages, the desperation and the courage of the people, the construction of the sarcophagus, the men transporting radioactive blocks with naked hands, the machine cemetery, where man no longer belongs ... For the first time he tells the story in words and in pictures."--BOOK JACKET.

Chernobyl Record

Author : R.F Mould
Publisher : CRC Press
Page : 379 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2000-05-01
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781420034622

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The nuclear accident at Chernobyl on April 26, 1986 had a heavy impact on life, health, and the environment. It caused agony to people in the Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia and anxiety far away from these countries. The economic losses and social dislocation were severe in a region already under strain. It is now possible to make more accurate assess

Voices from Chernobyl

Author : Svetlana Alexievich
Publisher : Deep Vellum Publishing
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2015-10-16
Category : History
ISBN : 9781943150991

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Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich Pdf

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award A journalist by trade, who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book, presents personal accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus after the nuclear reactor accident in 1986, and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they still live with. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."

Chernobyl

Author : David Erik Nelson
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Page : 234 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2009-11-20
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780737750805

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Your readers will benefit from this collection of twenty-three essays that provide varying perspectives on the Chernobyl disaster. Essays discuss the development of the Soviet nuclear industry, radiation exposure, farming in contaminated zones, tourism, and other related topics. Personal stories about the accident will leave a lasting impression on readers as they learn about a control room worker who discusses the accident and life after, and hear from an Irish activist working with Chernobyl orphans. Essay sources include the International Atomic Energy Agency, Glenn Alan Cheney, and Yelena Starovoitova.

The Meanings of a Disaster

Author : Karena Kalmbach
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Page : 235 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2020-12-07
Category : History
ISBN : 9781789207033

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The Meanings of a Disaster by Karena Kalmbach Pdf

The disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was an event of obviously transnational significance—not only in the airborne particulates it deposited across the Northern hemisphere, but in the political and social repercussions it set off well beyond the Soviet bloc. Focusing on the cases of Great Britain and France, this innovative study explores the discourses and narratives that arose in the wake of the incident among both state and nonstate actors. It gives a thorough account of the stereotypes, framings, and “othering” strategies that shaped Western European nations’ responses to the disaster, and of their efforts to come to terms with its long-term consequences up to the present day.

Chernobyl and Nuclear Power in the USSR

Author : David Roger Marples,Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
Publisher : CIUS Press
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 1986
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 0920862500

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Chernobyl

Author : Frederik Pohl
Publisher : Macmillan
Page : 366 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2013-10-22
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781466833005

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Hugo and Nebula award-winning science fiction Grand Master Frederik Pohl presents a fictional account of the worst nuclear disaster in human history. Chernobyl: The very name conjures the catastrophe that the world feared could happen someday at a nuclear power plant. On April 26, 1986, a power surge caused the core of one of the reactors to explode, spewing a cloud of radioactive steam into the Ukrainian air. More than four thousand people died, as many as a half-million suffered potentially cancer-causing exposure, and the city around the plant became a toxic wasteland in which nothing could live. Before the disaster at the Chernobyl plant, nuclear catastrophe had been only a fear, a threat. But when the Chernobyl plant was destroyed, all those fears were suddenly all too real. Frederik Pohl's novel of this disaster was written months after the tragic events. He had the cooperation of many people inside the U.S.S.R. with access to technical information and first-person accounts of what is still the most tragic nuclear event in human history and only one of two level 7 nuclear accidents, along with the Fukushima disaster of 2011. This is fiction, but it is the most riveting, realistic account of what happened that has ever been written. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.