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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
  • An in depth look at the stories of firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who worked to extinguish the nuclear inferno of Chernobyl identifies the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plokhy, Serhii
Dewey number
363.17/99094777
Illustrations
  • 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
Copyright
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
Contents
  • Wormwood -- Inferno -- Atop the volcano -- Invisible enemy -- Reckoning -- New day
  • 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
Control code
on1003311263
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 404 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541617094
Lccn
2017056459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028196769
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1003311263
Label
Chernobyl : the history of a nuclear catastrophe, Serhii Plokhy
Publication
Copyright
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
Contents
  • Wormwood -- Inferno -- Atop the volcano -- Invisible enemy -- Reckoning -- New day
  • 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
Control code
on1003311263
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 404 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541617094
Lccn
2017056459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028196769
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1003311263

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