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Atoms and Ashes

From Bikini Atoll to Fukushima

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ISBN/EAN: 9780241516775
Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: XXII, 246 S.
Format (T/L/B): 3.4 x 24.1 x 16.1 cm
Einband: gebundenes Buch

Beschreibung

Plokhy tells the tale of the six nuclear disasters that shook the world: Bikini Atoll, Kyshtym, Windscale, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. Based on wide-ranging research and witness testimony, he traces the arc of each crisis, exploring the confused decision-making on the ground and the panicked responses of governments to contain the crises and cover up the scale of each catastrophe. From the author of 'Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy' and winner of the Baillie Gifford award.