Fallout: A Journey Through the Nuclear Age, From the Atom Bomb to Radioactive Waste download free [PDF and Ebook] by Fred Pearce

Fallout: A Journey Through the Nuclear Age, From the Atom Bomb to Radioactive Waste download free [PDF and Ebook] by Fred Pearce year 2018
  • Book name: Fallout: A Journey Through the Nuclear Age, From the Atom Bomb to Radioactive Waste
  • Author: Fred Pearce
  • Release date: 2018/5/11
  • Publisher: GRANTA BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9781846276255
  • Rating: 8.54 of 10
  • Votes: 143
  • Review by: Legend Hutcheson
  • Review rating: 7.2 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/30
  • Total pages: 268
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: At a moment when a new generation of power stations and weapons are being developed, Fallout is a measured and fascinating exploration of our most misunderstood energy source and asks: what can we learn from our past mistakes, and what role should nuclear play in our future?Hiroshima. Bikini Atoll. Windscale. Chernobyl. Fukushima. These names no longer denote a place, but a disaster. In a few syllables, they evoke the heights of human ingenuity clashing with the worst of human error. Individually, each place has its own sobering story to tell; together, they form a timeline of the nuclear age. In this compelling and deeply researched book, Fred Pearce investigates the greatest nuclear incidents and accidents of the past 80 years by visiting their now iconic landscapes. He tours former power stations and abandoned testing sites in the company of scientists and engineers; and in toxic wastelands, where radioactive wolves now stalk the streets , he witnesses the surprising resilience of nature. As well as the radiological legacy, Pearce also considers the psychological impact of these disasters. Amid rumours of state cover-ups, corporate deception, and hushed-up medical epidemics, Pearce expertly weighs the evidence on either side of the argument to disentangle the facts from the fear and reveal the truth about radiation.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H31M36S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Nuclear Power & Engineering, Energy Industries & Utilities, Sustainability, Nuclear Power Industries, Natural Disasters, Nuclear Issues, Nuclear Structure Physics
  • Available formats: MobiPocket, PML, PDF, EPUB, FB2, TXT, DOC, WORD. Compressed in TAR, TZ, Z, 7Z, RAR, ZIP, ISO
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.98 USD
  • Dimensions: 153x234x16mm
  • Weight: 322g
  • Printed by: Portobello Books Ltd
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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