Midnight in Chernobyl

Midnight in Chernobyl
The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

by Adam Higginbotham

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 2020-02-04
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 1501134639
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times Best Book of the Year A Time Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Winner From journalist Adam Higginbotham, the New York Times bestselling “account that reads almost like the script for a movie” (The Wall Street Journal)—a powerful investigation into Chernobyl and how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the history’s worst nuclear disasters. Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters. 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 Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The result is a “riveting, deeply reported reconstruction” (Los Angeles Times) and a definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. “The most complete and compelling history yet” (The Christian Science Monitor), Higginbotham’s “superb, enthralling, and necessarily terrifying...extraordinary” (The New York Times) book is an indelible portrait of 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.

Summary & Analysis of Midnight in Chernobyl

Summary & Analysis of Midnight in Chernobyl
The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster | A Guide to the Book by Adam Higginbotham

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  • Publisher : ZIP Reads
  • Release : 101-01-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2DScZyr Striking and poignant, this searing exposé unravels the untold stories behind the Soviet nuclear disaster of 1986. Midnight in Chernobyl captures the truth below the molten core which irradiated the tangled web of bureaucracy determined to erase it and ended an era. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - Key players involved in the meltdown and cover-up - A detailed timeline of events leading up to the disaster and following it. - Editorial Review - Background on Adam Higginbotham About the Original Book: It’s the flip side of the 1986 Chernobyl saga told with an objective candor lacking in historical accounts corroded by the clandestine. A nauseating tale of pain and denial, it tumbles down to the core and back again, more gruesome than any dystopian fairytale whispered under blanket forts before torchlight shadow monsters. The nuclear nightmare nearly destroyed the world as we know it with a swift and silent drift of radionuclides, and nothing but controversy to combat its advance. The indiscriminate terror was barely averted despite the infuriating bureaucracy that plagued the Party responsible. It’s a miracle we survived. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Midnight in Chernobyl. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2DScZyr to purchase a copy of the original book.

Summary of Adam Higginbotham’s Midnight in Chernobyl by Milkyway Media

Summary of Adam Higginbotham’s Midnight in Chernobyl by Milkyway Media
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by Milkyway Media

  • Publisher : Milkyway Media
  • Release : 2019-07-23
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster (2019) explains how government bureaucracy, blind patriotism, and scientific ignorance led to one of the worst nuclear meltdowns in human history. Using records, interviews, and first-person accounts from those who worked at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, journalist and author Adam Higginbotham explores the minutes and hours leading up to the explosion of the plant’s fourth nuclear reactor, as well as the months and years following the accident... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Midnight in Chernobyl

Midnight in Chernobyl
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781663616753
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diary of Thoughts

Diary of Thoughts
Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book

by Summary Express

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-07-13
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9781080318155
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diary of Thoughts: Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express. With blank, lined pages in a simplistic yet elegant design, this journal is perfect for recording notes, thoughts, opinions, and takeaways in real-time as you read. Divided into sections and parts for easy reference, this journal helps you keep your thoughts organized. Disclaimer Notice: This is a unofficial journal book and not the original book.

Midnight in Chernobyl Notebook University Graduation Gift

Midnight in Chernobyl Notebook University Graduation Gift
Lined Notebook / Journal Gift, 120 Pages, 6x9, Soft Cover, Matte Finish

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  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-01-18
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Underground Notebook University Graduation giftMidnight in Chernobyl a 120 pages Notebook featuring Planners and a funny Midnight in Chernobyl on a Matte-finish cover.Perfect gift for parents, grandparents, kids, boys, girls, youth and teens as a Lined Notebook journal gift. 120 pages 6"x9" White-color paper Matte Finish Cover for an elegant look and feel Are you a Lined Notebook ? Are you looking for a gift for your parents or relatives that works as a Lined Notebook ? Then you need to buy this gift for your brother, sister, Auntie and celebrate their birthday. Great Lined Notebook gift for graduation . Are you looking for a Book Lined Notebook Gift ? Lined Notebook journal ? Lined Notebook Notebook ? Then click on our brand and check the hundreds more custom options and top designs in our shop!

Nuclear Weapons and the Environment

Nuclear Weapons and the Environment
An Ecological Case for Non-Proliferation

by John Perry

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-03-15
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1793602840
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Nuclear Weapons and the Environment, John Perry highlights the grave risks associated with the continued proliferation of nuclear weapons, pointing not just to the dangers to human life but to the severe environmental damage caused by nuclear device testing.

Handbook of Modern Hospital Safety

Handbook of Modern Hospital Safety
A Book

by William Charney

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2009-07-28
  • Pages : 1226
  • ISBN : 9781420047868
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is ironic that those whose job it is to save lives often find themselves injured in the course of performing their duties. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare workers have higher injury rates than agriculture workers, miners, and construction workers. The Handbook of Modern Hospital Safety, Second Edition covers exposure paradigms and offers solutions and models of protection for these individuals, presenting the latest science and intervention strategies that have proven successful in the scientific community. Extensively revised, this second edition explores a host of hazardous conditions that are faced by healthcare workers in today’s hospitals, including: infection and infectious diseases back injuries needlesticks workplace violence slip, trip, and fall injuries ergonomic issues electrocautery smoke toxic drugs ethylene oxide aldehydes pentamidine ribavirin In this long-awaited update to William Charney’s seminal work, experts from leading hospitals, universities, and health organizations explore these health risks and suggested preventive measures, discuss recent research and new information on technology to protect workers, cover new legislation and regulations, and provide insight into the philosophy of creating a safe hospital culture.

Alliances in the Anthropocene

Alliances in the Anthropocene
Fire, Plants, and People

by Christine Eriksen,Susan Ballard

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-02-29
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9811525331
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores how fire, plants and people coexist in the Anthropocene. In a time of dramatic environmental transformation, the authors examine how human impacts on the planetary system are being felt at all levels from the geological and the arboreal to the atmospheric. The book brings together the disciplines of human geography and art history to examine fire-plant-people alliances and multispecies world-making. The authors listen carefully to the narratives of bushfire survivors. They embrace the responses of contemporary artists, as practice becomes interwoven with fire as well as ruin and regrowth. Through visual, textual and felt ways of being, the chapters illuminate, illustrate, impress and imprint the imagined and actual agency of plants and people within a changing climate — from Aboriginal ecocultural burning to nuclear fire. By holding grief and enacting hope, the book shows how relationships come to be and are likely to change due to the interdependencies of fire, plants and people in the Anthropocene.

Nuclear Choices for the Twenty-First Century

Nuclear Choices for the Twenty-First Century
A Citizen's Guide

by Richard Wolfson,Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 026254203X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Citizen's guide to making informed choices about nuclear technologies, energy, and weapons"--

Security Issues in the Context of Political Violence and Terrorism of the 21st Century

Security Issues in the Context of Political Violence and Terrorism of the 21st Century
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by Hasan Acar,Halil Emre Deniş

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2021-01-27
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1527565130
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Political violence and terrorism have increased their negative effects on public order in recent years. This book draws attention to this issue, presenting in-depth analysis of recent events in many parts of the world in the context of international security, terrorism and radicalism. In addition, it will serve as a new and up-to-date resource for researchers who working on international security and terrorism around the world. It establishes links between the assessment of political violence and terrorism and the concept of security. As a result, it highlights the increasing importance of security, which is one of the biggest problem areas of our age.

SUMMARY BUNDLE | For History Buffs

SUMMARY BUNDLE | For History Buffs
Includes Summary of Killing the SS, Summary of Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, Summary of The First Conspiracy + 2 BONUS BOOKS!

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  • Publisher : ZIP Reads
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a collection of summaries, analyses, and reviews of the books, and NOT the original books. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not these books are for you, ZIP Reads Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in about 20 minutes per book! This ZIP Reads Summary & Analysis Bundle includes: - Summary & Analysis of Killing the SS | A Guide to the Book by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard - Summary & Analysis of Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans | A Guide to the Book by Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger - Summary & Analysis of Leadership in Turbulent Times | A Guide to the Book by Doris Kearns Goodwin - Summary & Analysis of The First Conspiracy | A Guide to the Book by Brad Meltzer & Josh Mensch - Summary & Analysis of Midnight in Chernobyl | A Guide to the Book by Adam Higginbotham Each summary includes key takeaways and analysis of the original book to help you quickly absorb the author's wisdom in a distilled and easy-to-digest format. ZIP Reads' summaries mean you save time and money reading only what you need. Buy this five-book bundle and rediscover some of the iconic historical events and legends that shaped the world we know today. Killing the SS Overview In their seventh installment of the bestselling Killing series, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard weave a riveting narrative about the decades-long hunt for Nazi war criminals in hiding since the end of the World War II. Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans Overview Co-authors Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger have combined talents in the telling of yet another classic piece of American history. A punchy narrative of violence and liberation, the team has catapulted this renowned piece of history from bland textbook factual account into a captivating tale of an enraged, tenacious and visionary leader. Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans is the inspirational story of a tumultuous time which changed the course the American nation, led by an unassuming man who refused to relent. Leadership in Turbulent Times Overview In her bestselling book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, renowned presidential historian Doris Kearns examines four historic American leaders and the crucibles of adversity that catapulted them to greatness. The First Conspiracy Overview In The First Conspiracy, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch tell the thrilling and little-known true story of how a vengeful Loyalist governor plotted to assassinate the leader of the rebellious Continental army, George Washington. Midnight in Chernobyl Overview Striking and poignant, this searing exposé unravels the untold stories behind the Soviet nuclear disaster of 1986. Midnight in Chernobyl captures the truth below the molten core which irradiated the tangled web of bureaucracy determined to erase it and ended an era. Each summary includes key takeaways and analysis of the original book to help you quickly absorb the author's wisdom in a distilled and easy-to-digest format. ZIP Reads' summaries mean you save time and money reading only what you need. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for the original books. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original authors in any way.

A New Earth Awakening to Your Life S Purpose Notebook University Graduation Gift

A New Earth Awakening to Your Life S Purpose Notebook University Graduation Gift
Lined Notebook / Journal Gift, 120 Pages, 6x9, Soft Cover, Matte Finish

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  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-01-18
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Midnight in Chernobyl Notebook University Graduation giftA New Earth Awakening to Your Life s Purpose a 120 pages Notebook featuring Planners and a funny A New Earth Awakening to Your Life s Purpose on a Matte-finish cover.Perfect gift for parents, grandparents, kids, boys, girls, youth and teens as a Lined Notebook journal gift. 120 pages 6"x9" White-color paper Matte Finish Cover for an elegant look and feel Are you a Lined Notebook ? Are you looking for a gift for your parents or relatives that works as a Lined Notebook ? Then you need to buy this gift for your brother, sister, Auntie and celebrate their birthday. Great Lined Notebook gift for graduation . Are you looking for a Book Lined Notebook Gift ? Lined Notebook journal ? Lined Notebook Notebook ? Then click on our brand and check the hundreds more custom options and top designs in our shop!

Arsenals of Folly

Arsenals of Folly
A Book

by Richard Rhodes

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2007-10-09
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0307267865
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a riveting account of the nuclear arms race and the Cold War. In the Reagan-Gorbachev era, the United States and the Soviet Union came within minutes of nuclear war, until Gorbachev boldly launched a campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons, setting the stage for the 1986 Reykjavik summit and the incredible events that followed. In this thrilling, authoritative narrative, Richard Rhodes draws on personal interviews with both Soviet and U.S. participants and a wealth of new documentation to unravel the compelling, shocking story behind this monumental time in human history—its beginnings, its nearly chilling consequences, and its effects on global politics today.

Chernobyl Murders

Chernobyl Murders
A Book

by Michael Beres

  • Publisher : Medallion Media Group
  • Release : 2008-06-01
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : 1605429759
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a western Ukraine wine cellar in 1985, Chernobyl engineer Mihaly Horvath discloses the unnecessary risks associated with the power plant to his brother, Kiev Militia detective Lazlo. Spawned by a desire to protect his family, Lazlo investigates—irritating his superiors, drawing the attention of a CIA operative, raising the hackles of an old KGB major, and ultimately discovering his brother’s secret affair with a Chernobyl technician, Juli Popovics. After the explosion, the Ukraine is not only blanketed with deadly radiation, but also becomes a killing ground involving pre-perestroika factions in disarray, a Soviet government on its last legs, and madmen hungry for power. With a poisoned environment at their backs and a killer snapping at their heels, Lazlo and Juli flee for their lives—and their love—in this engrossing political thriller.

Riders to the Midnight Sun

Riders to the Midnight Sun
A Book

by Marc Llewellyn

  • Publisher : New Holland Pub
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The personal account of an adventurous bicycle trip from Sevastapol to Murmansk.

Liquidator: The Chernobyl Story

Liquidator: The Chernobyl Story
A Book

by Sergei Belyakov

  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 2018-12-19
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9813227443
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the late April of 1986, the world learned about the quaint town in the Central Ukraine — Chernobyl. The largest nuclear catastrophe in the history of mankind, which affected the lives of millions and millions, had forced the USSR government to take unprecedented actions. One of them was the formation of a cleanup crew from the Army reservists. They were tasked with a titanic chore of cleaning the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant from radioactive debris after the explosion of Reactor #4. Sergei Belyakov, then a PhD scientist, volunteered to become one of the many 'nuclear jumpers' of that long-forgotten crew. This book sums up his recollections about that nuclear jumper stint. It is written not as a traditional memoir, but as an alloy of personal views and feelings, templated over the information about the Chernobyl disaster from the official sources of those days. It will give the Western readers a chilling sense of the magnitude of the event that brought down the almighty Soviet Union.Related Link(s)

The Chernobyl Accident and its Implications for the United Kingdom

The Chernobyl Accident and its Implications for the United Kingdom
Watt Committee: report no 19

by N. Worley,J. Lewins

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2003-08-29
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1135382913
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Published on behalf of The Watt Committee on Energy

Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

Sleep: A Very Short Introduction
A Book

by Steven W. Lockley,Russell G. Foster

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2012-03-22
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0191620343
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why do we need sleep? How much sleep is enough? What is sleep? What happens when we don't get enough? We spend about a third of our lives asleep - it plays a crucial role in our health and wellbeing. References to sleep abound in literature and art, and sleep has been recognized as fundamental to the human condition for thousands of years. Over the past century, our knowledge of how sleep occurs, what it does, and what happens to our health if we do not have enough has developed hugely. The impact of poor sleep on our quality of life is also gaining recognition and the prevalence of sleep disorders in the population appears to be increasing as we live ever stressful lives. This Very Short Introduction addresses the biological and psychological aspects of sleep, providing a basic understanding of what sleep is and how it is measured, looking at sleep through the human lifespan and the causes and consequences of major sleep disorders. Russell G. Foster and Steven W. Lockley go on to consider the impact of modern society, examining the relationship between sleep and work hours, and the impact of our 24/7 society. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science
A Book

by John L. Heilbron

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2003-02-14
  • Pages : 994
  • ISBN : 9780195112290
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Containing 609 encyclopedic articles written by more than 200 prominent scholars, The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science presents an unparalleled history of the field invaluable to anyone with an interest in the technology, ideas, discoveries, and learned institutions that have shaped our world over the past five centuries. Focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the early twenty-first century, the articles cover all disciplines (Biology, Alchemy, Behaviorism), historical periods (the Scientific Revolution, World War II, the Cold War), concepts (Hypothesis, Space and Time, Ether), and methodologies and philosophies (Observation and Experiment, Darwinism). Coverage is international, tracing the spread of science from its traditional centers and explaining how the prevailing knowledge of non-Western societies has modified or contributed to the dominant global science as it is currently understood. Revealing the interplay between science and the wider culture, the Companion includes entries on topics such as minority groups, art, religion, and science's practical applications. One hundred biographies of the most iconic historic figures, chosen for their contributions to science and the interest of their lives, are also included. Above all The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science is a companion to world history: modern in coverage, generous in breadth, and cosmopolitan in scope. The volume's utility is enhanced by a thematic outline of the entire contents, a thorough system of cross-referencing, and a detailed index that enables the reader to follow a specific line of inquiry along various threads from multiple starting points. Each essay has numerous suggestions for further reading, all of which favor literature that is accessible to the general reader, and a bibliographical essay provides a general overview of the scholarship in the field. Lastly, as a contribution to the visual appeal of the Companion, over 100 black-and-white illustrations and an eight-page color section capture the eye and spark the imagination.