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Atomic accidents : a history of nuclear meltdowns and disasters : from the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima

Author: James A Mahaffey
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, [2014] ©2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Pegasus Books editionView all editions and formats
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From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration and discovery, coupled with mistakes, accidents, and downright disasters. Mahaffey, a long-time advocate of continued nuclear research and nuclear energy, looks at each incident in turn and analyzes what happened and why, often discovering where scientists went wrong  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée:
Mahaffey, James A., author.
Atomic accidents.
(OCoLC)829988959
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James A Mahaffey
ISBN: 9781480447745 1480447749
OCLC Number: 1097252542
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xxi, 442 pages) : illustrations en couleur.
Responsibility: James Mahaffey.

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A gripping narrative of nuclear mishaps and meltdowns around the globe, all of which have proven pivotal to the advancement of nuclear science.  Read more...

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"Mahaffey writes with delightful witty prose. A surprisingly entertaining history of nuclear power." -- Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW "Part detective story, part documentary, part diabolical murder Read more...

 
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