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Author Plokhy, Serhii, 1957- author.

Title Atoms and ashes : a global history of nuclear disasters / Serhii Plokhy.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2022.


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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  363.1799 PLOKHY    Check Shelf
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 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  363.17 PLOKHY    Check Shelf
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 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  363.1799 PLOKHY    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  363.1799 PLOKHY    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description xix, 345 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents White ashes : Bikini Atoll -- Northern lights : Kyshtym -- A very English fire : Windscale -- Atoms for peace : Three Mile Island -- The star of apocalypse : Chernobyl -- Nuclear Tsunami : Fukushima.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-330) and index.
Summary "A chilling account of seventy years of nuclear catastrophes, by the author of the "definitive" (Economist) Cold War history, Nuclear Folly. Nuclear energy was embraced across the globe at the height of the nuclear industry in the 1960s and 1970s; today, there are 440 nuclear reactors operating throughout the world, with nuclear power providing 10 percent of world electricity. Yet as the world seeks to reduce carbon emissions to combat climate change, the question arises: Just how safe is nuclear energy? Atoms and Ashes recounts the dramatic history of nuclear accidents that have dogged the industry in its military and civil incarnations since the 1950s. Through the stories of six terrifying major incidents-Bikini Atoll, Kyshtym, Windscale, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima-Cold War expert Serhii Plokhy explores the risks of nuclear power, both for military and peaceful purposes, while offering a vivid account of how individuals and governments make decisions under extraordinary circumstances. Atoms and Ashes provides a crucial perspective on the most dangerous nuclear disasters of the past, in order to safeguard our future"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Nuclear accidents -- History.
Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- History.
Nuclear engineering -- History.
Nuclear engineering -- Government policy -- History.
Nuclear accidents. (OCoLC)fst01039872
Nuclear engineering. (OCoLC)fst01040032
Nuclear engineering -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst01040041
Nuclear weapons -- Testing. (OCoLC)fst01041006
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781324021049 (hardcover)
1324021047 (hardcover)
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