Chernobyl

In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy recreates these events in all of their drama, telling the stories of the firefighters, scientists, engineers, workers, soldiers, and policemen who found themselves caught in a nuclear Armageddon and succeeded in ...

Chernobyl

Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize 2018 'An insightful and important book, that often reads like a good thriller, and that exposes the danger of mixing powerful technology with irresponsible politics' - Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens 'As moving as it is painstakingly researched. . . a cracking read' - Viv Groskop, Observer The gripping story of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, from an acclaimed historian and writer On the morning of 26 April 1986 Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Soviet Ukraine. The outburst put the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation. In the end, less than five percent of the reactor's fuel escaped, but that was enough to contaminate over half of Europe with radioactive fallout. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy recreates these events in all of their drama, telling the stories of the firefighters, scientists, engineers, workers, soldiers, and policemen who found themselves caught in a nuclear Armageddon and succeeded in doing the seemingly impossible: extinguishing the nuclear inferno and putting the reactor to sleep. While it is clear that the immediate cause of the accident was a turbine test gone wrong, Plokhy shows how the deeper roots of Chernobyl lay in the nature of the Soviet political system and the flaws of its nuclear industry. A little more than five years later, the Soviet Union would fall apart, destroyed from within by its unsustainable communist ideology and the dysfunctional managerial and economic systems laid bare in the wake of the disaster. A poignant, fast paced account of the drama of heroes, perpetrators, and victims, Chernobyl is the definitive history of the world's worst nuclear disaster.

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Chernobyl
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Serhii Plokhy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-15 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize 2018 'An insightful and important book, that often reads like a good thriller, and that exposes the danger of mixing powerful technology with irresponsible politics' - Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens 'As moving as it is painstakingly researched. . . a cracking read'
Chernobyl
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Jim Smith, Nicholas A. Beresford
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-08-29 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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
Chernobyl
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Andrew Leatherbarrow, Denise Bottmann
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-03 - Publisher: L&PM Editores

Mais de três décadas se passaram desde o acidente nuclear de Chernobyl, mas devido ao regime de silêncio imposto pela então União Soviética, muito do que ocasionou o desastre permanece incerto e não sabido. Este fascinante livro revela como a usina nuclear construída para gerar energia limpa se tornou palco
Escape From Chernobyl
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Andy Marino
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-07 - Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

From Andy Marino, author of The Plot to Kill Hitler series, comes another fast-paced historical thriller chronicling one family's desperate bid to escape the deadly Chernobyl disaster. 26 April 1986 01:18 Alina & Lev are two siblings living in Pripyat, one of the Soviet Union's proud nuclear cities. Both are
Voices from Chernobyl
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Svetlana Aleksievich, Светлана Алексиевич
Categories: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

The people of Chernobyl talk about their lives before, during, and after the worst nuclear reactor accident in history which occurred on April 26, 1986 in Chernobyl.