Atomic Accidents

Atomic Accidents

A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters : From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima

Book - 2014 | First Pegasus books edition
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From the dozens of American bombs that went missing during the Cold War, to the misuse and misunderstanding of Rickover's nuclear submarine model, to full-scale meltdowns at Windscale, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, Mahaffey brings new insight into these catastrophes and reveals where scientists and engineers went wrong.
A researcher and nuclear energy advocate describes a number of nuclear mishaps, analyzing what happened and why and explains how each of these accidents have furthered the study of the atom, and nuclear energy.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2014
Edition: First Pegasus books edition
ISBN: 9781605984926
Branch Call Number: 363.1799 MAHAFFEY
Characteristics: xxi, 442 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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