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Brown, Kate (Kathryn L.)

Summary: "A chilling expos©♭ of the international effort to minimize the health and environmental consequences of nuclear radiation in the wake of Chernobyl. Governments and journalists tell us that though Chernobyl was "the worst nuclear disaster in history," a reassuringly small number of people died (44), and nature recovered. Yet, drawing on a decade of fine-grained archival research and interviews...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 364.17 BRO

Higginbotham, Adam

7 holds on 3 copies

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

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Lüsted, Marcia Amidon.

Summary: Describes the events of what scientists accept as the worst nuclear disaster in history, with emphasis on the environmental effects on the immediate area and the world.

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Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.1799 LUS

Plokhy, Serhii

Summary: An in depth look at the stories of firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who worked to extinguish the nuclear inferno of Chernobyl identifies the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2018

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Summary: Investigates the theory that the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine had been orchestrated by the Soviet Union as a screen for the decommissioning of the Duga (i.e., Woodpecker) ballistic missle advance warning system (based in the vicinity of the reactor) because of the inevitable change in relations between Ukraine and what was soon to become post-Cold War Russia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC RUS

Aleksievich, Svetlana.

Summary: On April 25, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl. Until now, all of the books published in English focused on the facts, names, and data. Voices from Chernobyl presents first-hand accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they lived through. In order to give a voice to their experiences, Svetlana...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dalkey Archive 2005

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