Nuclear disaster

by Tom Stonier

Publisher: Penguin in Harmondsworth

Written in English
Published: Pages: 240 Downloads: 981
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Includes bibliography and index.

Statement[by] Tom Stonier.
SeriesPenguin Special
The Physical Object
Pagination240p. :
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18775545M

It's all set up and ready to go, I'm just waiting for some book samples to arrive, but the book as it is is still worth a read imho. My own personal favourite book on the subject is Chernobyl Notebook, as has already been mentioned in the thread, but it definitely isn't a book I'd recommend for a first entry into what happened, and contains a.   However, these measures are not enough to completely moderate the harmful effects of a nuclear disaster. A nuclear disaster causes the depletion of the ozone layer which in turn leads to skin diseases. The only way to insure safety of people is to build robust nuclear reactors and efficient coolants. Prevention is better than cure. The unique and valuable role of nuclear medicine physicians and physicists in the disaster was in understanding radiation and quantifying its dose impact. Twenty years after this international disaster, Keith Gessen has translated this powerful book by Svetlana Alexievich.   But MIT Professor Kate Brown, for one, is skeptical about that figure. As a historian of science who has written extensively about both the Soviet Union and nuclear technology, she decided to explore the issue at length. The result is her new book, “Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future,” published this month by W.W. Norton.

  An aerial view of the damaged Chernobyl nuclear-power plant, photographed a few weeks after the disaster, in May # Laski Diffusion / Wojtek Laski / Getty Read more.   It brought to life the tragedy of people who lived through, were affected by and, yes, caused the world’s worst nuclear disaster. My book Chernobyl: History .

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This book avoids too many hard questions technically and politically and full exploration of these areas is vital to understanding the Fukushima One Disaster. Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster ommits the main story which is the arrogance of TEPCO and the fact that political people were making decisions that tied the hands of those trying to manage 4 dying by: This book covers the history of nuclear accidents, how different nuclear reactors work, why Chernobyl failed, or how it might have been prevented, and some personal experiences of his journey into why he wrote the book/5().

The book discusses nuclear comtamination incidents in the secret cities developing atomic bombs in the s and s. Some aspects of the discussions seem more informative and accurate than others. The biggest discussion concerns the huge incident in late or early in the Chelyabinsk region; details weren't really known at the by: Thorough in his approach, this book explores the disaster from the foundations - back in the 's when the Russian nuclear energy program was just getting started in Pripyat.

In painstaking and excrutiating detail, he explores the disaster step by step/5(). The weakness of the book, starting in chap. 9, is the extrapolation from Fukushima to US nuclear reactors.

The book has extensive coverage of the discussions and policies of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission/5. This book is more than a factual retelling of the events at Chernobyl nuclear power station- it's also a social history of the nuclear age, and an investigation into eco-movements and their contribution to the dissolution of the Soviet Union/5.

74 rows  Shadow on the Hearth by Judith Merril () - a novel about a young housewife's ordeals in. Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster Published Sep 3, Written by nuclear experts in compulsively readable detail, this book takes a moment-by-moment look at what went wrong at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Journalist Adam Higginbotham’s definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster—and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true Nuclear disaster book of one of the twentieth century’s greatest by: 2.

Three recent books examine the origins and fallout of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion in At the center of both Higginbotham’s and Plokhy’s books are minute-by-minute reconstructions of the world’s worst nuclear accident and its immediate aftermath. The more detailed their accounts become, the more the two histories overlap.

A book on the Chernobyl nuclear accident has won a $5, prize. The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster" by Adam Higginbotham, winner of. Surreal and demoralizing, Midnight in Chernobyl tells the true story of the worst nuclear accident in the history of the world.

This statement by one of the officers from the Department of Internal Affairs of the former USSR sums it up/5. Disaster was inevitable, and Mr. Higginbotham vividly describes the futile attempts of engineers to bring a runaway reactor under control." —The Washington Times “The book reads like an adventure novel, but it’s a richly researched non-fiction work by a brilliant storytellerBrand: Simon & Schuster.

On Apthe worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Voices from Chernobyl is the first book to present personal accounts of the tragedy.

Journalist Svetlana Alexievich interviewed hundreds of people affected by the meltdownfrom innocent citizens/5. Books ‘Midnight in Chernobyl’ reveals the nuclear disaster’s untold story This is an aerial photo of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant taken two or.

While it’s called a “Pre-Chernobyl History”, the Chernobyl disaster is the linchpin of the entire book, which charts the development of the nuclear power industry with an eye to what happened in It also has a lot of really interesting accessible information about the structural flaws with the RBMK reactors, how they compare to the.

The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on Saturday 26 Aprilat the No. 4 reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the nLocation: Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Book on Chernobyl nuclear accident wins $5, prize Ap GMT This photo released by Simon & Schuster shows "Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster" by Adam Higginbotham, winner of the William E.

Colby Award, given for an outstanding book on military or intelligence history. Serhii Plokhy’s book is the first comprehensive history “from the explosion of the nuclear reactor to the closing of the plant in December and the final stages in the completion of the new. With Midnight in Chernobyl, Adam Higginbotham gives us a glimpse of Armageddon, but carries it off with such narrative verve that he somehow makes it entertaining.

One thing is assured: After reading this astonishing, terrifying book, you will never think of nuclear power in quite the same way again.” —Hampton Sides, author of In the Released on: Febru   I n terms of direct deaths attributable to the accident, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster turned out to be anything but a highly destructive force.

Whereas the nuclear. In he coined the term "nuclear earthquake disaster", and in wrote an article for the International Herald Tribune warning of a cascade of events much like the Fukushima disaster.

[10] The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had expressed concern about the ability of Japan's nuclear plants to withstand on: Ōkuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Book on Chernobyl nuclear accident wins William E. Colby Award Adam Higginbotham’s Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster has won a $5, prize. • Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster is published by Bantam (£20).

Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future is published by Allen. Strong in the Rain: Surviving Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster is a book by Lucy Birmingham and David McNeill published in The title is taken from the Japanese poem by Kenji Miyazawa about endurance.

ReferencesPublisher: Palgrave Macmillan. The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident is forcing us to rethink our electric power industry with regard to what alternative power sources are available and whether we can abandon the nuclear industry altogether.

This chapter reviews the history of why we went with nuclear power, what alternatives we have at this point, and if they are feasible. In these two books about the April explosion of the No. 4 reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, “Midnight in Chernobyl” focuses on the first and second, “Manual for Survival.

Chernobyl is a nuclear power plant in Ukraine that was the site of the worst nuclear accident in history when a routine test went horribly wrong on Ap   [ This was selected as one of the Book Review’s 10 best books of See the full list.

] The word “Chernobyl” has long been synonymous with the catastrophic reactor explosion of   The Chernobyl Disaster in Full Adam Higginbotham talks about his sweeping new history of the nuclear accident and its aftermath, and Nellie Bowles discusses Clive Thompson’s “Coders.”.

The book ends with an impassioned call for the world to learn the lessons of Chernobyl and for the countries beyond the west that are now developing nuclear energy capacity to. ANALYSIS/OPINION: MIDNIGHT IN CHERNOBYL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST NUCLEAR DISASTER.

By Adam. A book on the Chernobyl nuclear accident has won a $5, prize. By Associated Press, Wire Service Content Ap By Associated Press.