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Manual for Survival - A Chernobyl Guide to the Future (Paperback): Kate Brown

Manual for Survival - A Chernobyl Guide to the Future (Paperback)

Kate Brown

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'Remarkable . . . grips with the force of a thriller' Robert Macfarlane 'The most brilliant and essential book on Chernobyl since that of Nobel Prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich' Irish Times ** National Book Critics Circle Finalist 2019 ** The official death toll of the 1986 Chernobyl accident, 'the worst nuclear disaster in history', is only 54, and stories today commonly suggest that nature is thriving there. Yet award-winning historian Kate Brown uncovers a much more disturbing story, one in which radioactive isotopes caused hundreds of thousands of casualties, and the magnitude of the disaster has been actively suppressed. For years after, Soviet scientists, bureaucrats and civilians were documenting staggering increases in birth defects, child mortality, cancers and other life-altering diseases. Worried that this evidence would blow the lid on the effects of radiation release from Cold War weapons-testing, scientists and diplomats from international organizations, including the UN, tried to bury or discredit it. Brown also encounters many everyday heroes, often women, who fought to bring attention to the ballooning human and ecological catastrophe, and adapt to life in a post-nuclear landscape, where the dangerous effects of radiation persist today. Based on a decade of archival and on-the-ground research, Manual for Survival is a gripping historical detective story that brings to light the real consequences of Chernobyl - and the plot to cover them up. 'A troubling book, passionately written and deeply researched' Sunday Times

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Imprint: Penguin Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2020
Authors: Kate Brown
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-198854-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Medicine > General issues
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Medicine > General issues > Public health & preventive medicine
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Social impact of disasters
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Social impact of disasters > General
LSN: 0-14-198854-1
Barcode: 9780141988542

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