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Midnight in Chernobyl : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster

Author: Adam Higginbotham
Publisher: London : Corgi Books, 2019. ©2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Higginbotham
ISBN: 9780552172899 0552172898
OCLC Number: 1129475512
Description: xx, 538 pages, 16 unnumbered page of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm.
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.m., 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.
Responsibility: Adam Higginbotham.

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Midnight In Chernobyl is an indelible portrait of history's worst nuclear disaster, of human resilience and ingenuity and the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will  Read more...

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Adam Higginbotham uses all of the techniques of the top-notch longform journalist to full effect. He swoops us into the heart of the catastrophe. * The Guardian * Higginbotham tells the story of the Read more...

 
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