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Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment: 1181 (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences) Paperback – 19 Feb 2010

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (19 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573317578
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573317573
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,267,556 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Prokop on 26 May 2010
Format: Paperback
Would you like to have a go at reading this, and become your own expert?......there have been many cover ups

....hiding the first five years after Hiroshima Nagasaki (looses you an extra 100,000 deaths and alters the safety figures for ever)

......the whole story of the Nevada downwinders (They Never Knew)

.....and the atom bomb accidents (Atomic Audit)

....The US reactor story (The Enemy within)

.....but most audaciously Chernobyl. This is a very good read....4,000 or 1,800,000 victims......politics not science did that.There were also two infant mortality peaks...russian beef imports or a second secret leak?

Scientists from the affected territories tell the shocking truth about how far the fall-out spread, how much of it there was and where it went.They detail the studies of morbidity and mortality...most evident in pregnancy,infant mortality,childhood illness and cancers and the truth about the liquidators.

There is a very interesting ecology section,with evidence of genetic mutations in plants and a variety of animals.

Many vested intersts want you to "forget about Chernobyl"......this book tells you why you should never do that,and why nuclear power is potentially so dangerous.

There is another book to be written about the fiasco around the new Finnish reactor.....how human greed,negligence and poor management lead to virtually the whole thing needing to be started again from scratch.....when theory meets the human factor...bad things happen!
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46 of 56 people found the following review helpful
copyright released; available free online 1 April 2011
By Apoo Nehasapemathetalon Zweig - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This great report has just been made available for free online. The authors and copyright holders have authorized the book to be made available for free in pdf format. Because the data is so important and relevant to the ongoing Japanese crisis, anybody wanting to learn more about the reality of Chernobyl absolutely must read this book!

41 of 56 people found the following review helpful
Important Reading 3 Nov. 2010
By Joshua T - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have not read this work, but Helen Caldicott, on her podcast "If You Love This Planet", has interviewed the woman who cleaned up the translation from Russian to English. The book is based on 5,000 scientific articles out of 30,000 published in Russia between Chernobyl and 1992, when there simply was no money for further research. It reports on levels of radiation throughout the world, on increased death rates in the area around Chenobyl, on rates of leukemia and other cancers, on rates of children born with birth defects, on lingering radiation in the air, water, and soil.
When one considers that Chernobyl and Three Mile Island incidents involved relatively new reactors in their shakedown period, and that we are considering building twenty new reactors, this book commands attention.
The price makes me hesitate before purchase, but it is an incredibly important work.
As Aldous Huxley wrote, facts do not go away just because we choose to ignore them.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant - and the nuclear industry wants to convince you it's not. 22 April 2014
By L. HaLevy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Ignore the negative reviews the trolls have been posting; this book is the truth about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and a warning shot across the bow for any country thinking that going nuclear is a good idea. It's devastating and the bad news never ends. That's what the nuclear industry doesn't want you to know. Read the book, learn the truth and then - take action!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Facinating read 20 Nov. 2013
By Candy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book outlines the truth behind the fallout of chernobyl and how it affected the enviornment as well as the people who live on this planet. Truely tragic.
8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Where There's Smoke.... 8 Nov. 2011
By Bumpkin Boy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Whenever a book gets nothing but "5"s and "1"s you know there's got to be something interesting going on! Add to that the fact that the NY Academy of Sciences which originally published the book under their Aegis has "withdrawn" it without comment, and that original paper copies now cost hundreds of dollars....Hmm! Makes me WANT to read it! Fortunately there are pdf downloads available - I found mine at: [...]
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