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The Resource Chernobyl : the history of a nuclear catastrophe, Serhii Plokhy

Chernobyl : the history of a nuclear catastrophe, Serhii Plokhy

Label
Chernobyl : the history of a nuclear catastrophe
Title
Chernobyl
Title remainder
the history of a nuclear catastrophe
Statement of responsibility
Serhii Plokhy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From a preeminent historian of Eastern Europe, the definitive history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 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 Communist party rule, the regime's control of 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plokhy, Serhii
Dewey number
363.17/99094777
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TK1362.U38
LC item number
P555 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Nuclear energy
Label
Chernobyl : the history of a nuclear catastrophe, Serhii Plokhy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky291599981
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 404 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541617094
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2017056459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps;
Label
Chernobyl : the history of a nuclear catastrophe, Serhii Plokhy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky291599981
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 404 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541617094
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2017056459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps;

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