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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
Title
Midnight in Chernobyl
Title remainder
the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster
Statement of responsibility
Adam Higginbotham
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
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 Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham has written a harrowing and compelling narrative which brings the disaster to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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Higginbotham, Adam
Dewey number
363.17/99094777
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
TK1362.U38
LC item number
H54 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident (Chornobylʹ, Ukraine : 1986)
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Nuclear power plants
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • SCIENCE / Physics / Nuclear
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Infrastructure
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Ukraine
Label
Midnight in Chernobyl : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster, Adam Higginbotham
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
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unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 538 pages, 16 unnumbered page of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501134647
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1C6523B7-B47E-479F-950E-83B80A160797
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1081304423
  • on1081304423
  • 3153887
Label
Midnight in Chernobyl : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster, Adam Higginbotham
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 538 pages, 16 unnumbered page of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501134647
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1C6523B7-B47E-479F-950E-83B80A160797
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1081304423
  • on1081304423
  • 3153887

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