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Chernobyl (Routledge Revivals)

Chernobyl (Routledge Revivals)

The Long Shadow

  • Author: Chris Park
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136668284
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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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

Chernobyl

The Long Shadow

  • Author: Chris Park
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415677448
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
  • View: 6849
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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.

The Long Shadow of Nuclear Weapons

The Long Shadow of Nuclear Weapons

Will Nuclear Electricity Generation Pass Beyond the Ten Percent Line in the Long-term World Primary Energy Supply?

  • Author: Ryūkichi Imai
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 24
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Chernobyl - What Have We Learned?

Chernobyl - What Have We Learned?

The Successes and Failures to Mitigate Water Contamination Over 20 Years

  • Author: Yasuo Onishi,Oleg V. Voitsekhovich,Mark J. Zheleznyak
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402053495
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 291
  • View: 5731
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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.

Why We Need Nuclear Power

Why We Need Nuclear Power

The Environmental Case

  • Author: Michael H. Fox
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199344590
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 360
  • View: 2962
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Nuclear power may just be the most important solution to our search for clean, sustainable energy sources. Although wind and solar can contribute to our energy mix, we need a reliable source to meet large-scale energy demands and break our dependence on fossil fuels. However, most people are wary, if not downright afraid, of nuclear power. Given nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima, it's not difficult to see why. In the wake of these events, fear has clouded the public's understanding of the facts. It's time to clear up those misconceptions and examine the science behind nuclear power, in order to determine what role it could and should play in our future. In Why We Need Power: The Environmental Case, radiation biologist Michael H. Fox argues that nuclear power is essential to slowing down the impact of global warming. He examines the issue from every angle, relying on thirty-five years of research spent studying the biological effects of radiation. Fox begins with the problem, carefully laying out how our current energy uses and projections for the future will affect greenhouse gases and global warming. The book then evaluates each major energy source and demonstrates the limits of renewable energy sources, concluding that nuclear power is the best solution to our environmental crisis. Fox then delves into nuclear power, looking at the effects of radiation, the potential for nuclear accidents, and the best methods to dispose of nuclear waste. By systematically analyzing each aspect of the nuclear issue, Fox clarifies which concerns have a scientific basis and which remain unsupported. His in-depth exploration of the facts persuasively demonstrates that nuclear power is critical to reducing the effects of energy production on the global climate. Written in an engaging and accessible style, Why We Need Nuclear Power is an invaluable resource for both general readers and scientists interested in the facts behind nuclear energy.

Exploring the Cultural History of Continental European Freak Shows and ‘Enfreakment’

Exploring the Cultural History of Continental European Freak Shows and ‘Enfreakment’

  • Author: Anna Kérchy,Andrea Zittlau
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443846422
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 295
  • View: 1896
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This collection offers cultural historical analyses of enfreakment and freak shows, examining the social construction and spectacular display of wondrous, monstrous, or curious Otherness in the formerly relatively neglected region of Continental Europe. Forgotten stories are uncovered about freak-show celebrities, medical specimen, and philosophical fantasies presenting the anatomically unusual in a wide range of sites, including curiosity cabinets, anatomical museums, and traveling circus acts. The essays explore the locally specific dimensions of the exhibition of extraordinary bodies within their particular historical, cultural and political context. Thus the impact of the Nazi eugenics programs, state Socialism, or the Chernobyl catastrophe is observed closely and yet the transnational dimensions of enfreakment are made obvious through topics ranging from Jesuit missionaries’ diabolization of American Indians, to translations of Continental European teratology in British medical journals, and the Hollywood silver screen’s colonization of European fantasies about deformity. Although Continental European freaks are introduced as products of ideologically-infiltrated representations, they also emerge as embodied subjects endowed with their own voice, view, and subversive agency.

Problems of Communism

Problems of Communism

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Communism
  • Page: N.A
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Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming

Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming

Everything you need to know to converse intelligently about global warming in any social situation

  • Author: Annette Saliken
  • Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 1927051096
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 192
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Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming explains the basics of global warming in clear, objective language. Whether you need help sorting facts from sensationalism or want to have an informed opinion about the most important conversation going on today, Cocktail Party Guide to Global Warming delivers the goods. Drawing on scientific data from leading authorities on the topic, Saliken clarifies common misconceptions and answers such frequently asked questions as: What is the difference between climate change and global warming? What natural sources can cause global warming? What is the difference between greenhouse gases and pollution? What are carbon credits? What is peak oil? Are fuel cells a type of alternative energy? Informative without over-complicating, dumbing down or preaching, this concise guide cuts a refreshing path through the dense fog surrounding global warming. And it includes 11 ways you can make a difference. "The classic martini of climate change books—a short, crisp, clear guide to the problem and its renewable-energy solutions."—David Suzuki

Mycelium Running

Mycelium Running

How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

  • Author: Paul Stamets
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • ISBN: 9781607741244
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 356
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Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how. The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”--the fruit of which are mushrooms--recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening). In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.