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Chernobyl Routledge Revivals

Author : Chris Park
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First published in 1989, Chernobyl: The Long Shadow offers a balanced review of what happened there, why and how it happened, and what the main lessons and implications of the accident are. It looks back on events during and after the disaster, in particular reviewing how it and the radiation fallout were dealt with in different countries and looks forward to how the incident might affect the nuclear power industry around the world. The book explores the significance of the accident within the Soviet Union, considers its impact on public confidence in nuclear power, and reviews what improvements are necessary in emergency planning throughout the rest of the world. It is written from an inter-disciplinary perspective; based on detailedscienctific research, which is described in non-specialist terms, it considers themes like attitudes to nuclear power and political reaction to the accident itself. It sets the Chernobyl accident into a proper context. Chernobyl: The Long Shadow will appeal to students and teachers of geography, environmental science, international politics, nuclear physics, and to anyone interested in current affairs and environmental problems.

Chernobyl

Author : Chris C. Park
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"First published in 1989, Chernobyl: The Long Shadow offers a balanced review of what happened there, why and how it happened, and what the main lessons and implications of the accident are. It looks back on events during and after the disaster, in particular reviewing how it and the radiation fallout were dealt with in different countries and looks forward to how the incident might affect the nuclear power industry around the world. The book explores the significance of the accident within the Soviet Union, considers its impact on public confidence in nuclear power, and reviews what improvements are necessary in emergency planning throughout the rest of the world. It is written from an inter-disciplinary perspective; based on detailed scienctific research, which is described in non-specialist terms, it considers themes like attitudes to nuclear power and political reaction to the accident itself."--From publisher description.

Minus 2 3 The Invisible Flash

Author : Gerd Ludwig
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Sleeping Cars

Author : Gerd Ludwig
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In Los Angeles County there are more than seven million registered vehicles. Everybody knows about highway traffic here. But where do all those cars go to rest? Gerd Ludwig is a night owl and doesn't need much sleep, so he sometimes goes out at night to photograph "sleeping cars." His chosen cars are loners. They command their own space. They are not crowded in with others to have a presence. After a while he recognizes their sleeping patterns. The cars in this project are photographed as he finds them. Their covers are like nightgowns, though some sleep in the nude. Some take daytime naps and a few lucky ones get to sleep together. Occasionally proud car owners ask him if he wants them to move or uncover the car for the photograph, but, Ludwig says, "I generally don't like them to disturb the cars in their sleep." Text in English and German.

Douglas Kirkland on Photography A Conversation with Gerd Ludwig

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In this installment of Douglas Kirkland On Photography, Douglas Kirkland talks with his friend and colleague, Gerd Ludwig. A photojournalist best known for his work in National Geographic magazine, Gerd Ludwig has taken a special interest in Russia and the former Soviet Union-in particular, the people and stories surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. As the installment begins, Gerd is packing for this third major trip to Chernobyl. Gerd shares his techniques for choosing and packing gear for a photojournalism expedition. Next, Douglas and Gerd sit down for a wide-ranging conversation. They discuss the changing business landscape of photography and Gerd's approach to photojournalism. Gerd also describes how and why he works in Chernobyl and details how he financed his latest trip through the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.com. After Gerd returns from Chernobyl, he and Douglas meet again to review some of the photographs and video that Gerd shot during his latest trip. They talk about Chernobyl today, about how video is impacting photojournalism, and about the future of Gerd's "Long Shadow of Chernobyl" project.

The Long Shadow of Nuclear Weapons

Author : Ryūkichi Imai
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Chernobyl What Have We Learned

Author : Yasuo Onishi
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This book presents a 20-year historical overview and comprehensive study results of the aquatic environment affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. The book analyzes water remediation actions, using current science and mathematical modeling, and discusses why some were successful, but many others failed. This book will interest engineers, scientists, decision-makers, and everyone involved in radiation protection and radioecology, environmental protection and risk assessment, water remediation and mitigation, and radioactive waste disposal.

Minus 2 3

Author : Gerd Ludwig
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Gerd Ludwig, a National Geographic veteran known for his many photo essays, is one of the leading documentary photographers of our time. As a photographer focusing on diverse cultural and environmental stories, Ludwig is often confronted with a wide range of low-light situations--from classic street photography to portraiture, from scenes in bustling night clubs to intimate moments in churches--many of which require additional lighting that must be created quickly and effectively.Over 20 years ago, Ludwig began incorporating small handheld flashes into his photography with the aim of creating an evenly balanced look in the final photograph. At the same time, he wanted to avoid burdening himself with heavy equipment so he could be flexible and inconspicuous when moving around in the field. Over the years, he has refined his use of small flash by adding a few simple, handmade devices to his lighting kit that hone his technique even further. His use of flash appears so subtle in the final image that it is easily mistaken for natural light--an invisible flash. Recently, in his fine-art and documentary work in interior or night settings, Ludwig began making long exposures by combining a camera on a tripod with a series of flashes fired from a single hand-held unit.Ludwig is recognized as a master of combining available light with handheld flash, perfecting a technique where the flash is an essential, yet nearly invisible, element in the photograph. For both amateurs and professionals, this subtle but powerful use of flash can be a challenge to master. Indeed, even some of Ludwig's esteemed National Geographic colleagues have turned to him for advice. In the past, Ludwig has shared his tricks of the trade in lectures and workshops. Now, for the first time, Ludwig makes his approach available in a book so that all photographers--amateurs, enthusiasts, and professionals alike--can understand and learn his unique lighting method. In Minus 2/3--The Invisible Flash: Crafting Light for Photographers in Field, Ludwig takes us behind the scenes of many of his most iconic images to reveal his lighting techniques in easy-to-understand terms. In Minus 2/3--The Invisible Flash, you'll learn Ludwig's shooting method, including how to:* Determine exposure in a low-light situation* Introduce flash into the scene in a subtle way that more powerfully draws the viewer's eye to the subject* Seamlessly balance the color of flash with the color of the natural light in the scene* Incorporate light into a scene when working alone or with an assistant* Create long exposures with multiple firings of the flash

The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History

Author : Kenneth E. Hendrickson III
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As editor Kenneth E. Hendrickson, III, notes in his introduction: “Since the end of the nineteenth-century, industrialization has become a global phenomenon. After the relative completion of the advanced industrial economies of the West after 1945, patterns of rapid economic change invaded societies beyond western Europe, North America, the Commonwealth, and Japan.” In The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History contributors survey the Industrial Revolution as a world historical phenomenon rather than through the traditional lens of a development largely restricted to Western society. The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History is a three-volume work of over 1,000 entries on the rise and spread of the Industrial Revolution across the world. Entries comprise accessible but scholarly explorations of topics from the “aerospace industry” to “zaibatsu.” Contributor articles not only address topics of technology and technical innovation but emphasize the individual human and social experience of industrialization. Entries include generous selections of biographical figures and human communities, with articles on entrepreneurs, working men and women, families, and organizations. They also cover legal developments, disasters, and the environmental impact of the Industrial Revolution. Each entry also includes cross-references and a brief list of suggested readings to alert readers to more detailed information. The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History includes over 300 illustrations, as well as artfully selected, extended quotations from key primary sources, from Thomas Malthus’ “Essay on the Principal of Population” to Arthur Young’s look at Birmingham, England in 1791. This work is the perfect reference work for anyone conducting research in the areas of technology, business, economics, and history on a world historical scale.

The Long Road to Recovery

Author : Université des Nations Unies
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This book examines community responses to types of industrial disasters that, going far beyond the routine, constitute " surprise" disasters. The book stresses the need for long-term post-disaster assessment and the creation of information clearing-houses that focus on industrial disaster surprises.

The Green Encyclopedia

Author : Irene M. Franck
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Presents information on a variety of environmental concerns and solutions.

Term Paper Resource Guide to Twentieth century World History

Author : Michael D. Richards
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Organizes significant twentieth-century political, social, economic, and social events covered by world history curricula into chronological order, and suggests six term paper ideas for each event.

Chernobyl the long shadow

Author : B J (Brenda) Howard
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Beacham s Guide to Environmental Issues Sources

Author : Walton Beacham
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Bibliography of the Soviet Union Its Predecessors and Successors

Author : Bradley L. Schaffner
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Provides subject access to works on a broad range of topics on the region's social, political, and cultural development. Most of the titles have been published since 1984. With author index.

Environmental Geology

Author : Carla W. Montgomery
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Environmental Geology, 12e presents the student with a broad overview of environmental geology. The text looks both at how the earth developed into its present condition and where matters seem to be moving for the future. It is hoped that this knowledge will provide the student with a useful foundation for discussing and evaluating specific environmental issues, as well as for developing ideas about how the problems should be solved.

Technology and Culture

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Natural and Technological Disasters

Author : Shyamal K. Majumdar
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The Politics of Expert Advice

Author : Anthony Barker
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Presents a study of how scientific knowledge and opinion are transmitted to government authorities for use in public policy making. It discusses the formal and informal processes of scientific advice giving, and applies these to case studies taken from all over Europe.

Books in Print

Author : Bowker Editorial Staff
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