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Manual for survival : a Chernobyl guide to the future, Kate Brown

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Manual for survival : a Chernobyl guide to the future
Title
Manual for survival
Title remainder
a Chernobyl guide to the future
Statement of responsibility
Kate Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A chilling exposé 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 in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, Kate Brown uncovers a much more disturbing story--one in which radioactive isotypes caused hundreds of thousands of casualties. Scores of Soviet scientists, bureaucrats, and civilians documented stunning increases in cases of birth defects, child mortality, cancers, and a multitude of prosaic diseases, which they linked to Chernobyl. Worried that this evidence would blow the lid on the effects of massive radiation release from weapons testing during the Cold War, international scientists and diplomats tried to bury or discredit it. A haunting revelation of how political exigencies shape responses to disaster, Manual for Survival makes clear the irreversible impact on every living thing not just from Chernobyl, but from eight decades of radiation from nuclear energy and weaponry."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Kate
Dewey number
364.17/99094777
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TD196.R3
LC item number
B785 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident (Chornobylʹ, Ukraine : 1986)
  • Radioactive pollution
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Buddhism and politics
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Radioactive pollution
  • Ukraine
  • Ukraine
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
Label
Manual for survival : a Chernobyl guide to the future, Kate Brown
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1037807440
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9780393652512
Lccn
2018052642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)1037807440
Label
Manual for survival : a Chernobyl guide to the future, Kate Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
on1037807440
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9780393652512
Lccn
2018052642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1037807440

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