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- Listening Length: 15 hours and 54 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 15 Feb. 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I2TRYSC
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Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters; From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima Audio Download – Unabridged
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Reading this book at times feels as if you are listening to a bunch of retired nuclear engineers talking shop over a few glasses of beer. It is full of well told anecdotes, which makes it eminently readable, and it is obvious that many of these come from first hand sources rather than being a regurgitation of old legends.
Having read the book leaves me with a feeling that human ingenuity is only surpassed by human stupidity. With a bit of Murphy added in.
The nice this about this book is that it shows you that a lot of these accidents were caused by everyday (non hi-tech) mistakes such as mislabeling and basic miscalculations or errors in judgement. However, the book also shows that these accidents were key in learning how to prevent accidents in future (they would have been impossible to predict), without the lessons learned from these accidents it would not be possible to ensure a safe nuclear future.
One of the best books of its kind that I have read. Gripping.
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Fascinating well written book. Comprehensively written, I read it after reading Eric Schosser's 'Command and Control ' and formed the conclusion that we are lucky to still be here. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Solon
A great introduction to the Nuclear industry and risk in general.
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The perfect read for someone interested in physics, engineering and world history. Easy to read a riveting all the way through. Loved it.Published 2 months ago by Middle aged nerd
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The book is undoubtedly interesting and is clearly very well researched but I found the author's style of writing a bit off putting. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Daniel Bailey
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