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Producing power : the pre-Chernobyl history of the Soviet nuclear industry

Author: Sonja D Schmid
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2015]
Series: Inside technology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Schmid explains that Soviet experts established nuclear power as a driving force of social, not just technical, progress. She examines the Soviet nuclear industry's dual origins in weapons and electrification programs, and she traces the emergence of nuclear power experts as a professional community. Schmid also fundamentally reassesses the design choices for nuclear power reactors in the shadow of the Cold War's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonja D Schmid
ISBN: 9780262028271 0262028271
OCLC Number: 878501563
Description: xxxi, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Envisioning a nuclear-powered state --
Between atomic bombs and power plants: sharing organizational responsibilities --
Training nuclear experts: a workforce for the nuclear industry --
"May the atom be a worker, not a soldier!": A new history of soviet reactor design choices --
Chernobyl: from accident to sarcophagus --
Conclusion --
Epilogue: Writing about Chernobyl after Fukushima.
Series Title: Inside technology.
Responsibility: Sonja D. Schmid.
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An examination of how the technical choices, social hierarchies, economic structures, and political dynamics shaped the Soviet nuclear industry leading up to Chernobyl.  Read more...

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