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Author Plokhy, Serhii, 1957- author.

Title Chernobyl : the history of a nuclear catastrophe / Serhii Plokhy.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Basic Books, 2018.
1 hold on first copy returned of 3 copies


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    363.1799 PLO    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    363.1799 PLO    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    363.1799 PLO    Staff Reported Missing
2 copies being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 404 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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. Plokhy tells 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, and in doing so traces 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. -- adapted from jacket.
Contents Prologue -- Wormwood. Congress ; Road to Chernobyl ; Power plant -- Inferno. Friday night ; Explosion ; Fire ; Denial -- Atop the volcano. High commission ; Exodus ; Taming the reactor -- Invisible enemy. Deadly silence ; Exclusion zone ; China syndrome ; Counting lives -- Reckoning. War of words ; Sarcophagus ; Crime and punishment -- New day. Writer's block ; Nuclear revolt ; Independent atom ; Global shelter -- Epilogue.
Subject Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986.
Nuclear power plants -- Accidents -- Ukraine -- Chornobylʹ.
Nuclear energy -- Political aspects.
Other Form: Online version: Plokhy, Serhii, 1957- Chernobyl. First edition. New York : Basic Books, [2018] 9781541617087 (DLC) 2017059722
ISBN 9781541617094 (hardcover)
1541617096 (hardcover)
9781541617087 (electronic book)
Standard No. 40028196769

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