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Author Brown, Kate (Kathryn L.), author.

Title Manual for survival : a Chernobyl guide to the future / Kate Brown.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
©2019

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    363.1799 BRO    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    364.1799 BRO    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 420 pages : map ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-398) and index.
Summary "A chilling exposé of the international effort to minimize the health and environmental consequences of nuclear radiation in the wake of Chernobyl. Governments and journalists tell us that though Chernobyl was "the worst nuclear disaster in history," a reassuringly small number of people died (44), and nature recovered. Yet, drawing on a decade of fine-grained archival research and interviews in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, Kate Brown uncovers a much more disturbing story--one in which radioactive isotypes caused hundreds of thousands of casualties. Scores of Soviet scientists, bureaucrats, and civilians documented stunning increases in cases of birth defects, child mortality, cancers, and a multitude of prosaic diseases, which they linked to Chernobyl. Worried that this evidence would blow the lid on the effects of massive radiation release from weapons testing during the Cold War, international scientists and diplomats tried to bury or discredit it. A haunting revelation of how political exigencies shape responses to disaster, Manual for Survival makes clear the irreversible impact on every living thing not just from Chernobyl, but from eight decades of radiation from nuclear energy and weaponry."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Radioactive pollution -- Ukraine.
Ionizing radiation -- Health aspects.
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobyl, Ukraine, 1986 -- Environmental aspects.
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobyl, Ukraine, 1986 -- Political aspects.
Added Title Chernobyl guide to the future
ISBN 9780393652512 (hardcover)
0393652513 (hardcover)

 
    
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