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The Resource Atomic accidents : a history of nuclear meltdowns and disasters : from the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima, James Mahaffey

Atomic accidents : a history of nuclear meltdowns and disasters : from the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima, James Mahaffey

Label
Atomic accidents : a history of nuclear meltdowns and disasters : from the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
Title
Atomic accidents
Title remainder
a history of nuclear meltdowns and disasters : from the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
Statement of responsibility
James Mahaffey
Title variation
History of nuclear meltdowns and disasters
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • 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
Cataloging source
IOrQBI
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Mahaffey, James A
Dewey number
363.17/99
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TK9152
LC item number
.M284 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear accidents
  • Disasters
Label
Atomic accidents : a history of nuclear meltdowns and disasters : from the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima, James Mahaffey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A triumph of Soviet technology -- Bill Crush and the hazards of steam under pressure -- We discover fire -- World War II, and danger beyond comprehension -- A bit of trouble in the great white north -- Birthing pains in Idaho -- Making everything else seem insignificant in the UK -- In nuclear research, even the goof-ups are fascinating -- The atomic man and lessons in fuel processing -- The military almost never lost a nuclear weapon -- The China syndrome plays in Harrisburg and Pripyat -- Tragedy at Fukushima Daiichi -- Caught in the Rickover trap
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books paperback edition.
Extent
xxi, 442 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781605986807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
1386373
System control number
  • qbi15001080
  • (OCoLC)900826741
Label
Atomic accidents : a history of nuclear meltdowns and disasters : from the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima, James Mahaffey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A triumph of Soviet technology -- Bill Crush and the hazards of steam under pressure -- We discover fire -- World War II, and danger beyond comprehension -- A bit of trouble in the great white north -- Birthing pains in Idaho -- Making everything else seem insignificant in the UK -- In nuclear research, even the goof-ups are fascinating -- The atomic man and lessons in fuel processing -- The military almost never lost a nuclear weapon -- The China syndrome plays in Harrisburg and Pripyat -- Tragedy at Fukushima Daiichi -- Caught in the Rickover trap
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books paperback edition.
Extent
xxi, 442 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781605986807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
1386373
System control number
  • qbi15001080
  • (OCoLC)900826741

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