Voices from Chernobyl

Voices from Chernobyl
Author: Svetlana Aleksievich,Светлана Алексиевич
Publsiher: Lannan Selection
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices from Chernobyl Book Excerpt:

The people of Chernobyl talk about their lives before, during, and after the worst nuclear reactor accident in history which occurred on April 26, 1986 in Chernobyl.

Voices from Chernobyl

Voices from Chernobyl
Author: Светлана Алексиевич
Publsiher: White Lion Publishing
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Belarus
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices from Chernobyl Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award A journalist by trade, who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book, presents personal accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus after the nuclear reactor accident in 1986, and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they still live with. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."

Chernobyl Prayer

Chernobyl Prayer
Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN: 0241270545
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chernobyl Prayer Book Excerpt:

A startling history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature 2015 On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years collecting testimonies from survivors - clean-up workers, residents, firefighters, resettlers, widows, orphans - crafting their voices into a haunting oral history of fear, anger and uncertainty, but also dark humour and love. A chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future, Chernobyl Prayer shows what it is like to bear witness, and remember in a world that wants you to forget.

Modern Classics Chernobyl Prayer

Modern Classics  Chernobyl Prayer
Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN: 0241270537
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Classics Chernobyl Prayer Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 'Absolutely essential and heartbreaking reading. There's a reason Ms. Alexievich won a Nobel Prize' - Craig Mazin, creator of the HBO / Sky TV series Chernobyl - A new translation of Voices from Chernobyl based on the revised text - In April 1986 a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years collecting testimonies from survivors - clean-up workers, residents, firefighters, resettlers, widows, orphans - crafting their voices into a haunting oral history of fear, anger and uncertainty, but also dark humour and love. A chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future, Chernobyl Prayer shows what it is like to bear witness, and remember in a world that wants you to forget. 'Beautifully written. . . heart-breaking' - Arundhati Roy, Elle 'One of the most humane and terrifying books I've ever read' - Helen Simpson, Observer

Summary of Svetlana Alexievich Keith Gessen s Voices From Chernobyl

Summary of Svetlana Alexievich   Keith Gessen s Voices From Chernobyl
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2022-03-09T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669352684
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Svetlana Alexievich Keith Gessen s Voices From Chernobyl Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was living alone when the radiation came. I was scared, but I had to be strong for my daughter. People got scared and started packing up their things. I also got my clothes, folded them up, and my red badges for honest labor. #2 I have daughters and sons, but I’m not going anywhere. I have lived a full life, and I don’t want anything more. I’ve had enough of everything and I don’t want anything more. #3 I had a neighbor named Zhuchok. I would tell him to warn me if the people came, because I was waiting for them. One night I dreamt I was getting evacuated, and the officer yelled, Lady! We’re going to burn everything down and bury it. Come out! They drove me somewhere, and I never found out where. #4 I visit the cemetery. I sit with my mom and dad, and I sigh a little. I can hear the one and the other. When you’re alone, you can talk to the dead just like you can talk to the living.

The Chernobyl Disaster

The Chernobyl Disaster
Author: Rebecca Rissman
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN: 1617839558
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chernobyl Disaster Book Excerpt:

Across the globe, devastating disasters have changed the course of history. This title brings the Chernobyl disaster to life with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more. Explore the tragedies and triumphs of this disaster, how it helped shape the world as we know it, and how what we?ve learned from it has made the world a safer place. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Voices from Chernobyl

Voices from Chernobyl
Author: Ingrid Storholmen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9789350295878
Category: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Radiation Sickness

Radiation Sickness
Author: Toney Allman
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2013-01-04
ISBN: 1420510924
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radiation Sickness Book Excerpt:

Author Toney Allman discusses the devastating effects of radiation sickness. After exploring the fundamentals of radiation and the various methods of possible radiation exposure, Allman uses examples from Chernobyl, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as other radiation events, to outline the stages and syndromes associated with radiation exposure. The book also addresses the current concern for better treatment options and ongoing tests and studies being conducted towards this end.

Radioactive Ghosts

Radioactive Ghosts
Author: Gabriele Schwab
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN: 1452961441
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radioactive Ghosts Book Excerpt:

A pioneering examination of nuclear trauma, the continuing and new nuclear peril, and the subjectivities they generate Amid resurgent calls for widespread nuclear energy and “limited nuclear war,” the populations that must live with the consequences of these decisions are increasingly insecure. The nuclear peril combined with the looming threat of climate change means that we are seeing the formation of a new kind of subjectivity: humans who are in a position of perpetual ontological insecurity. In Radioactive Ghosts, Gabriele Schwab articulates a vision of these “nuclear subjectivities” that we all live with. Focusing on the legacies of the Manhattan Project, Hiroshima, and nuclear energy politics, Radioactive Ghosts takes us on a tour of the little-seen sides of our nuclear world. Examining devastating uranium mining on Native lands, nuclear sacrifice zones, the catastrophic accidents at Chernobyl and Fukushima, and the formation of a new transspecies ethics, Schwab shows how individuals threatened with extinction are creating new adaptations, defenses, and communal spaces. Ranging from personal accounts of experiences with radiation to in-depth readings of literature, film, art, and scholarly works, Schwab gives us a complex, idiosyncratic, and personal analysis of one of the most overlooked issues of our time.

In Mortal Hands

In Mortal Hands
Author: Stephanie Cooke
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN: 1608191575
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Mortal Hands Book Excerpt:

This landmark history of nuclear power is perfectly timed for today, when Americans are gravely concerned with nuclear terrorism, and a nuclear renaissance is seen as a possible solution to global warming. Few have truly come to terms with the complexities of an issue which may determine the future of the planet. Nuclear weapons, it was once hoped, would bring wars to a close; instead, they spurred a massive arms race that has recently expanded to include North Korea and Iran. Once seen as a source of unlimited electricity, nuclear reactors breed contamination and have been used as covers for secret weapons programs from India and Pakistan to Iraq and Iran. The evolving story of nuclear power, as told by industry insider Stephanie Cooke, reveals the gradual deepening of our understanding of the pros and cons of this controversial energy source. Drawing on her unprecedented access, Cooke shows us how, time and again, the stewards of the nuclear age-- the more-is-better military commanders and civilian nuclear boosters-- have fallen into the traps of their own hubris and wishful thinking as they tried to manage the unmanageable. Their mistakes are on the verge of being repeated again, which is why this book deserves especially close attention now.

Chernobyl

Chernobyl
Author: Serhii Plokhy
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN: 1541617088
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chernobyl Book Excerpt:

A Chernobyl survivor and the New York Times bestselling author of The Gates of Europe "mercilessly chronicles the absurdities of the Soviet system" in this "vividly empathetic" account of the worst nuclear accident in history (Wall Street Journal). On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to tell the dramatic stories of the firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who heroically extinguished the nuclear inferno. He lays bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry, tracing the disaster to the authoritarian character of the Communist party rule, the regime's control over scientific information, and its emphasis on economic development over all else. Today, the risk of another Chernobyl looms in the mismanagement of nuclear power in the developing world. A moving and definitive account, Chernobyl is also an urgent call to action.

The Dead City

The Dead City
Author: Paul Dobraszczyk
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-06-30
ISBN: 1786722402
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead City Book Excerpt:

The Dead City unearths meanings from such depictions of ruination and decay, looking at representations of both thriving cities and ones which are struggling, abandoned or simply in transition. It reveals that ruination presents a complex opportunity to envision new futures for a city, whether that is by rewriting its past or throwing off old assumptions and proposing radical change. Seen in a certain light, for example, urban ruin and decay are a challenge to capitalist narratives of unbounded progress. They can equally imply that power structures thought to be deeply ingrained are temporary, contingent and even fragile. Examining ruins in Chernobyl, Detroit, London, Manchester and Varosha, this book demonstrates that how we discuss and depict urban decline is intimately connected to the histories, economic forces, power structures and communities of a given city, as well as to conflicting visions for its future.

Historical and Cultural Transformations of Russian Childhood

Historical and Cultural Transformations of Russian Childhood
Author: Marina Balina,Larissa Rudova,Anastasia Kostetskaya
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2022-11-30
ISBN: 1000780724
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical and Cultural Transformations of Russian Childhood Book Excerpt:

Historical and Cultural Transformations of Russian Childhood is a collection of multidisciplinary scholarly essays on childhood experience. The volume offers new critical approaches to Russian and Soviet childhood at the intersection of philosophy, literary criticism, film/visual studies, and history. Pedagogical ideas and practices, and the ideological and political underpinnings of the experience of growing up in pre-revolutionary Russia, the Soviet Union, and Putin’s contemporary Russia are central venues of analysis. Toward the goal of constructing the "multimedial childhood text," the contributors tackle issues of happiness and trauma associated with childhood and foreground its fluidity and instability in the Russian context. The volume further examines practices of reading childhood: as nostalgic text, documentary evidence, and historic mythology. Considering Russian childhood as historical documentation or fictional narrative, as an object of material culture, and as embodied in different media (periodicals, visual culture, and cinema), the volume intends to both problematize but also elucidate the relationship between childhood, history, and various modes of narrativity.

Chernobyl Explosion

Chernobyl Explosion
Author: Michael Burgan
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 65
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 0756557445
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chernobyl Explosion Book Excerpt:

The long-term damage from an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant more than 30 years ago is still unknown. When explosions ripped through the reactor in rural Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, they spewed huge amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere and caused the worst nuclear disaster in history. About 10,000 people have died or will die because of their exposure to radiation, and experts worry about the children born to parents who were living near the disaster area. With international help, Ukraine has enclosed the damaged reactor, giving scientists time to figure out what the future holds.

Zinky Boys

Zinky Boys
Author: Svetlana Aleksievich
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 197
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780393034158
Category: Afghanistan
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zinky Boys Book Excerpt:

Looks at the Soviet Union's role in the Afghanistan War and discusses its similarities to America's Vietnam War

Fallout

Fallout
Author: Fred Pearce
Publsiher: Portobello Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-06-07
ISBN: 1846276276
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fallout Book Excerpt:

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 previously toxic wastelands, where radioactive wolves now stalk the streets and genetically-malformed flora blooms, he witnesses the surprising resilience of nature. As well as the physical legacy, Pearce also considers the psychological impact of these disasters. Amid rumours of state cover-ups, corporate deception, and hushed-up medical epidemics, Pearce weighs the evidence on either side of the argument to disentangle the facts from the fear.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1132
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Book Publishing Record Book Excerpt:

The Voice of the Past

The Voice of the Past
Author: Paul Thompson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-02-24
ISBN: 0199335478
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Voice of the Past Book Excerpt:

Oral history gives history back to the people in their own words. And in giving a past, it also helps them towards a future of their own making. Oral history and life stories help to create a truer picture of the past and the changing present, documenting the lives and feelings of all kinds of people, many otherwise hidden from history. It explores personal and family relationships and uncovers the secret cultures of work. It connects public and private experience, and it highlights the experiences of migrating between cultures. At the same time it can bring courage to the old, meaning to communities, and contact between generations. Sometimes it can offer a path for healing divided communities and those with traumatic memories. Without it the history and sociology of our time would be poor and narrow. In this fourth edition of his pioneering work, fully revised with Joanna Bornat, Paul Thompson challenges the accepted myths of historical scholarship. He discusses the reliability of oral evidence in comparison with other sources and considers the social context of its development. He looks at the relationship between memory, the self and identity. He traces oral history through its own past and weighs up the recent achievements of a movement which has become international, with notably strong developments in North America, Europe, Australia, Latin America, South Africa and the Far East, despite resistance from more conservative academics. This new edition combines the classic text of The Voice of the Past with many new sections, including especially the worldwide development of different forms of oral history and the parallel memory boom, as well as discussions of theory in oral history and of memory, trauma and reconciliation. It offers a deep social and historical interpretation along with succinct practical advice on designing and carrying out a project, The Voice of the Past remains an invaluable tool for anyone setting out to use oral history and life stories to construct a more authentic and balanced record of the past and the present.

Chernobyl

Chernobyl
Author: Alexey V. Yablokov,Vassily B. Nesterenko,Alexey V. Nesterenko,Janette D. Sherman-Nevinger
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2010-01-26
ISBN: 1573317578
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chernobyl Book Excerpt:

This volume, written by leading authorities from Eastern Europe, outlines the history of the health and environmental consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. Although there has been much discussion concerning the impacts of nuclear accidents, and Chernobyl in particular, never before has there been a comprehensive presentation of all the available information concerning the health and environmental effects of the low dose radioactive contaminants that were emitted from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The official discussions emanating from the IAEA and associated UN agencies (e.g. the Chernobyl Forum reports) have largely downplayed or ignored many of the findings reported in the Eastern European scientific literature and as a consequence these reports have erred on the side of negative findings simply because much of what was known was not included in their assessments. This new book provides a complete and extensive summary of all known research, including that published in Russian and Ukrainian, and provides new insights to the likely long term health and environmental consequences of nuclear accidents. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas. ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http://www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member.

Chernobyl s Wild Kingdom

Chernobyl s Wild Kingdom
Author: Rebecca L. Johnson
Publsiher: Twenty-First Century Books
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2014-11-01
ISBN: 1467747912
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chernobyl s Wild Kingdom Book Excerpt:

After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion in Ukraine, scientists believed radiation had created a vast and barren wasteland in which life could never resurface. But the Dead Zone, as the contaminated area is known, doesn't look dead at all. In fact, wildlife seems to be thriving there. The Zone is home to beetles, swallows, catfish, mice, voles, otters, beavers, wild boar, foxes, lynx, deer, moose—even brown bears and wolves. Yet the animals in the Zone are not quite what you'd expect. Every single one of them is radioactive. In Chernobyl's Wild Kingdom, you'll meet the international scientists investigating the Zone's wildlife and trying to answer difficult questions: Have some animals adapted to living with radiation? Or is the radioactive environment harming them in ways we can't see or that will only show up in future generations? Learn more about the fascinating ongoing research—and the debates that surround the findings—in one of the most dangerous places on Earth.