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Chernobyl : the history of a nuclear catastrophe / Serhii Plokhy.

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Erlanger Branch 363.179 P729c 2018 (Text) 33126020423574 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 07/27/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781541617094
  • ISBN: 1541617096
  • Physical Description: xvi, 404 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986.
Nuclear power plants > Accidents > Ukraine > Chornobylʹ.
Nuclear energy > Political aspects.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Describes the dramatic stories of the responders—including firefighters, scientists and soldiers—who worked to extinguish the nuclear inferno caused by a reactor explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine, in April 1986. 12,000 first printing.
  • Baker & Taylor
    An in depth look at the stories of firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who worked to extinguish the nuclear inferno of Chernobyl identifies the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry.
  • Grand Central Pub
    A Chernobyl survivor and award-winning historian "mercilessly chronicles the absurdities of the Soviet system" in this "vividly empathetic" account of the worst nuclear accident in history (The 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.

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