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Эндрю Ливербарроу по кусочкам восстанавливает печально известные события 26 апреля 1986 года прославившие Чернобыль на весь м. On April 26 1986 the fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant officially named the Vladmir Ilyich Lenin Nuclear Power Plant exploded during a test releasing huge amounts of radiation and contamination into a large section of Ukraine The USSR fought to control the contamination while striving to prevent the accident becoming an embarrassment to the communist nation I was a senior in high school at the time I remember the initial news stories stated that an unknown nuclear event of some type had been traced to the soviet union by European nuclear scientists based on increased radiation picked up by monitoring euipment It took days for the USSR to admit there had been an accident As details slowly came out it became a frightening tale of emergency workers dying of radiation and thousands of people permanently evacuated from their homes I have always been curious to know about the causes and aftermath of the accident I ve seen many many photos of the abandoned city of Pripyat and watched documentaries about the accident and clean up efforts effects on wildlife in the exclusion zone around the accident site and the long term effects on the estimated 21 million people who still live in areas contaminated by the accident I enjoyed the recent 4 part HBO miniseries on Chernobyl and wanted to read That s how I came across this book by Andrew LeatherbarrowLeatherbarrow was also interested in the accident its causes and effects but found most books and information to be too technical for those outside the nuclear field to fully understand He spent years researching and wrote about what he learned publishing it online for free download He carefully edited his work based on reader inputand later published his findings in book form He presents an interesting and factual account not only of the Chernobyl accident but also gives facts about the history of nuclear energy other accidents that have occurred and the safety of nuclear power versus other forms of energy production He talks in depth about a tour he took to the site in 2011 I listened to this book on audio Narrated by Michael Page the audio is about 65 hours long Page reads at a nice pace and brings the narrative to life I enjoyed this entire book I found the author s research and presentation of the facts to be sound and very interesting I also enjoyed his personal account about his trip to Ukraine to tour the exclusion zone After listening to this account I want to watch the miniseries again because I think I have a greater understanding of the events now I learned a lot from this book not only about the accident but about nuclear power in general Very informative and enjoyable I highly recommend it to anyone interested in knowing about Chernobyl

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Chernobyl 012340 The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster

собранные автором использовались создателями культового сериала Чернобыль что позволило им добиться особой достоверности. Interesting account of the disaster at Chernobyl The author has never been published before but had an almost obsessive interest in the topic Enough to push him to visit the Exclusion Zone and surrounding areas with other tourists and take thousands of photographs This is a nice addition to the other books on Chernobyl Plenty of footnotes are provided as is a website to the photos not included in the book

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ир Автор делится своими впечатлениями о Припяти и выводами к которым он пришел в ходе собственного расследования Материалы. Frankly I didn t understand many of the technical terms that the author included but you don t have to in order to realize the magnitude of the disaster whuch took place I know that some reviewers complained about the author s spacing of the chapters with those about the disaster and ones about the personal trip taken by the author This didn t bother me too much although his immaturity did show in his attitude about the use of his camera He reminded me of a small boy with his first Brownie but I do give him credit for not just sitting at home muttering Isn t that too bad He wanted to know and to help others to understand so he went to see for himselfChernobyl and Fukushima show what can happen with poor designs the possibility of weather related catastrophes and human errors The truth is that all the money that is spent cannot guarantee 100% safety Nuclear energy certainly does have its benefits but it also represents the possibility of the unthinkable As Robert Oppenheimer once uoted Now I am become Death the destroyer of worlds


10 thoughts on “Chernobyl 012340 The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster

  1. says:

    Chernobyl 012340 The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster by Andrew Leatherbarrow was not what I was expecting I am being generous when I give it two stars No two stars is a fair rating; it IS OKThe book gives a very short history of pioneering research of atoms and radiation The difficulties involved in findi

  2. says:

    It's very much a case of the game of two halves one being the reasonable account of the 1986 accident at the VI Lenin nuclear power plant it's causes mainly to do with design flaws in the reactor and wholly inadeuate safety provisions within the reactor containment building although poor training and institutional inertia and good old Soviet

  3. says:

    On April 26 1986 the fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant officially named the Vladmir Ilyich Lenin Nuclear

  4. says:

    Frankly I didn't understand many of the technical terms that the author included but you don't have to in order to realize the magnitude of the disaster whuch took place I know that some reviewers complained about the author's spacing of the chapters with those about the disaster and ones about the personal trip taken by

  5. says:

    I have a lovehate relationship with books like this I love them because I have a burning desire to understand how something as devastating as this could ever happened in a so called educated society But at the same time books like this drive me nuts because they often serve to put a firm underline on how incredibly stupid those pe

  6. says:

    25 stars Chernobyl is a fascinating topic but honestly just watch the HBO series There’s a ton of interesting information here and mostly well presented but it doesn’t add anything particularly special And I genuinely wanted to like the sections about the author’s trip to Ukraine but they left me wanting Which makes me feel like an asshole saying I was bored by reading about such an impactful time in someone’s li

  7. says:

    Andrew Leatherbarrow’s Chernobyl 012340 The Incredible True Story of the World’s Worst Nuclear Disaster is an excellent starting point for readers new to the history of nuclear power When I’m at home I am just barely outside the fallout range for Arkansas Nuclear One ANO While I’m at work I’m in the reactor’s back yard As a result I figured there was no better time to learn a thing or two about nuclear energy

  8. says:

    Interesting account of the disaster at Chernobyl The author has never been published before but had an almost obsessive interest in the topic Enough to push him to visit the Exclusion Zone and surrounding areas with other tourists and take thousands of photographs This is a nice addition to the other books on Chernobyl Plenty of footnotes are provided as is a website to the photos not included in the book

  9. says:

    Love it very detailed about what really happened to the Chernobyl disaster where occured in Ukraine in 1986 It gives a feeling how horrible was the night where all started falling apart till the people suffered later on due to radioactivity exp

  10. says:

    The first few chapters were what I needed for a writing project which caused some interesting feverish nuclear holocaust nightmares so I'm glad I have it—seems pretty popular generally also xD