The Truth About Chernobyl

The Truth About Chernobyl

Book - 1991
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A countdown, beginning sixteen years before the explosion--when Medvedev was chief engineer of Reactor 5 and living in Pripyat. It moves, by years, then months, then weeks, then days, then hours, minutes, and seconds to the moment of the accident. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: [New York] : BasicBooks, c1991
ISBN: 9780465087754
0465087752
9780465087761
0465087760
Branch Call Number: 363.1799 MED 1991
Characteristics: xi, 274 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Sakharov, Andrei 1921-

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AF_Celine Jun 15, 2016

Depressing and breathtaking primary source account of the disaster and coverup around the Chernobyl accident. Quite a few books have been written about this at this point, but many of them use this as a resource. For every few pages of physicist technical jargon and difficult-to-grasp theoretical talk - it had me looking at reference books quite often - there are brutal, emotional and quite literary passages detailing the disaster's effects on its victims, the land and the people on it.

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