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The Resource Midnight in Chernobyl : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster, Adam Higginbotham

Midnight in Chernobyl : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster, Adam Higginbotham

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Midnight in Chernobyl : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster
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Midnight in Chernobyl
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the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster
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Adam Higginbotham
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Midnight in Chernobyl
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the untold story of the worlds greatest nuclear disaster
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eng
Summary
Journalist Adam Higginbotham's definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster--and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters. Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering history's worst nuclear disaster. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world. But the real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham has written a harrowing and compelling narrative which brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The result is a masterful nonfiction thriller, and the definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. Midnight in Chernobyl is an indelible portrait of one of the great disasters of the twentieth century, of human resilience and ingenuity, and the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will--lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats, remain not just vital but necessary
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  • ALA Notable Book, 2020.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-Fiction, 2020.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2019.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2019
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Higginbotham, Adam
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363.17/99094777
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  • maps
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index present
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TK1362.U38
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H54 2019
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non fiction
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  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Nuclear power plants
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • SCIENCE / Physics / Nuclear
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the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster
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Midnight in Chernobyl : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster, Adam Higginbotham
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-517) and index
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Prologue -- Part 1: Birth of a city. The Soviet Prometheus ; Alpha, beta, gamma ; Friday, April 25, 5:00 p.m., Pripyat ; Secrets of the peaceful atom ; Friday, April 25, 11:55 p.k., Unit Control Room Number Four ; Saturday, April 26, 1:28 a.m., Paramilitary Fire Station Number Two ; Saturday, 1:30 a.m., Kiev ; Saturday, 6:15 a.m., Pripyat ; Sunday, April 27, Pripyat -- Part 2: Death of an empire. The cloud ; The China Syndrome ; The battle of Chernobyl ; Inside Hospital Number Six ; The liquidators ; The investigation ; The sarcophagus ; The forbidden zone ; The trial ; The elephant's foot ; A tomb for Valery Khodemchuk -- Epilogue
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on1083671410
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 538 pages, 16 unnumbered page of plates
Isbn
9781501134616
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bl2018196001
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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portraits, maps
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(OCoLC)1083671410
Label
Midnight in Chernobyl : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster, Adam Higginbotham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-517) 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
Prologue -- Part 1: Birth of a city. The Soviet Prometheus ; Alpha, beta, gamma ; Friday, April 25, 5:00 p.m., Pripyat ; Secrets of the peaceful atom ; Friday, April 25, 11:55 p.k., Unit Control Room Number Four ; Saturday, April 26, 1:28 a.m., Paramilitary Fire Station Number Two ; Saturday, 1:30 a.m., Kiev ; Saturday, 6:15 a.m., Pripyat ; Sunday, April 27, Pripyat -- Part 2: Death of an empire. The cloud ; The China Syndrome ; The battle of Chernobyl ; Inside Hospital Number Six ; The liquidators ; The investigation ; The sarcophagus ; The forbidden zone ; The trial ; The elephant's foot ; A tomb for Valery Khodemchuk -- Epilogue
Control code
on1083671410
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 538 pages, 16 unnumbered page of plates
Isbn
9781501134616
Lccn
bl2018196001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1083671410

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