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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call No621.4835 Plok
TitleAtoms and ashes : a global history of nuclear disasters / Serhii Plokhy.
AuthorPlokhy, Serhii, 1957- author.
Total Circ1
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101988439621.4835 Plok5/17/2022 Due on 7/19/2022Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781324021049 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 1324021047 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9781324021056 (epub)
Personal Name Plokhy, Serhii, 1957- author.
Title Statement Atoms and ashes : a global history of nuclear disasters / Serhii Plokhy.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2022.
Physical Description xix, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note 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.
Summary, Etc. "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 Added Entry - Topical Term Nuclear accidents History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Nuclear weapons Testing History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Nuclear engineering History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Nuclear engineering Government policy History.

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