Voices From Chernobyl

Autore: Svetlana Aleksievich
Grandezza: 22,58 MB
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This is not a book about Chernobyl, but about the world it has left us. Alexievich spent three years interviewing dozens of survivors, victims and witnesses. This is their testimony, their voices, and they are unforgettable.'

The Truth About Chernobyl

Autore: Grigori Medvedev
Editore: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781850433316
Grandezza: 67,21 MB
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This is an account of the events leading up to the worst nuclear disaster in history. It also examines the subsequent cover-up at which both politicians and technicians connived.

Wormwood Forest

Autore: Mary Mycio
Editore: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309141277
Grandezza: 24,86 MB
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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.


Autore: David Erik Nelson
Editore: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780737745559
Grandezza: 52,11 MB
Formato: PDF
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Describes the events of what scientists accept as the worst nuclear disaster in history, with emphasis on the environmental effects on the immediate area and the world.

The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

Autore: Scott Ingram
Editore: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438102232
Grandezza: 12,53 MB
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Vista: 8009
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Autore: Sue L. Hamilton
Editore: Abdo Group
ISBN: 9781562390600
Grandezza: 27,84 MB
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Follows the heroic actions of a Soviet firefighter as he describes the disastrous nuclear plant accident at Chernobyl.

Chernobyl Disaster

Autore: Marcia Amidon Lusted
Editore: ABDO
ISBN: 1617589217
Grandezza: 22,33 MB
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Explores the background of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, events leading up to the disaster, responses to the accident, key people involved, and the short and long-term effects of the incident on society and the environment.

20 Years After The Chernobyl Accident

Autore: E. B. Burlakova
Editore: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600212499
Grandezza: 32,37 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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Radiobiology has made great steps forward in the development of mechanisms forming the basis of various radiation effects. This title examines the processes of premature ageing induced by irradiation. It assesses the health of the population irradiated inhabiting the radionuclide-contaminated territories.

Chernobyl Legacy

Autore: Paul Fusco
Editore: De.Mo
Grandezza: 60,25 MB
Formato: PDF
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A publishing achievement of lasting significance, Chernobyl Legacy bears witness to the present-day effects of a horrific nuclear accident of unprecedented magnitude. Searing images documenting the effects following the Chernobyl disaster are central to the mission of this startling book, the work of photojournalist Paul Fusco of Magnum Photos and Magdalena Caris.


Editore: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727703941
Grandezza: 52,18 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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This volume describes the Chernobyl disaster. It describes the accident sequence, the radiological consequences in the USSR, and an estimation of the radiation situation in Eastern Europe following the Chernobyl accident.