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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Radioactive pollution -- Environmental aspects,
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986 -- Environmental aspects

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementZhores A. Medvedev.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 352 p. :
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17627496M
ISBN 100393308146
OCLC/WorldCa26906097

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  Chernobyl Legacy bears witness to the present-day effects of a horrific nuclear accident of unprecedented magnitude. Searing images documenting the effects following the Chernobyl disaster are central to the mission of this book, the work of noted photojournalist Paul Fusco of Magnum Photos and Magdalena Caris. Commentaries by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, actor Michael 5/5(1).   The Legacy of Chernobyl. On the morning of Ap , a Soviet nuclear plant at Chernobyl (near Kiev) exploded, pouring radioactivity into the environment and setting off the worst disaster in the history of nuclear energy. Now a former Soviet Cited by:   Book Overview On the morning of Ap , a Soviet nuclear plant at Chernobyl (near Kiev) exploded, pouring radioactivity into the environment and setting off the worst disaster in the history of nuclear energy. Now a former Soviet scientist gives a 5/5(2). However, from a political standpoint, the book's look at the Soviet system from an American perspective, as well as two differing nations with different political agendas coming together for a universal cause, Chernobyl: The Final Warning is very interesting. I did find the book's /5.

A publishing achievement of lasting significance, Chernobyl Legacy bears witness to the present-day effects of a horrific nuclear accident of unprecedented magnitude. Chernobyl Legacy is a haunting document of the lives that were ruined, in particular, those of the unborn and young children, most of who have severe genetic disorders and a host of lethal cancers. The book has essays by Adi Roche, founder of the Chernobyl Children’s Project; Michael Douglas, United Nations Messenger for Peace, and former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Anan. While widely regarded as the world's worst nuclear accident, Chernobyl’s legacy remains fiercely contested, with death tolls ranging from 31 to , MIT historian Kate Brown, who has spent years in the Chernobyl archives, picks the best books on the disaster, compares its impact with atomic bomb testing, and argues for more research into low-dose radiation exposure.   Andrew’s book is a fantastic combination of travelogue and historic and scientific recounting of the Chernobyl disaster, and I found it incredibly helpful. The Legacy of Chernobyl .

Chernobyl Legacy presents searing images that bear witness to the present-day effects of the world's worst nuclear accident. Photojournalists Paul Fusco and Magdalena Caris remind us through their camera lens of the millions that are still affected by that fateful day. Zhores Medvedev (—) was a Russian agronomist, biologist, historian, and dissident. He was the author of numerous books including Nuclear Disaster in the Urals, Legacy of Chernobyl, and 4/5(1). "A damning history of the Chernobyl affair, from its origins in the plant's primitive design and careless management to the economic and political crisis the accident precipitated." —Clenn Gareli.   Zhores Medvedev (―) was a Russian agronomist, biologist, historian, and dissident. He was the author of numerous books including Nuclear Disaster in the Urals, Legacy of Chernobyl, and Khrushchev: The Years in Power. --This text refers to the paperback edition/5(33).