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Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl Kindle Edition
|Length: 276 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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As a book, it reads like the sequel to a book that gives detailed account of the accident itself Such as "Ablaze- the Story of Chernobyl" by Piers Paul Reid.
My only minor frustration was the small number of B/W illustrations. Some higher quality maps and colour photos would have really helped illuminate the vivid descriptive passages in the text. The author does have a good website with suitable pictures which you can easily print out and use as a book-mark though.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this volume; it's thoughtful, insightful and inspiring. Many readers will value the myth-dispelling chapters (there is a lot of nonsense out there about Chernobyl); conclusions from her discoveries leave us feeling optimistic about the natural world's future. For all these reasons, it deserves a very high recommendation indeed.
Infinitely better than "Chernobyl: The Hidden Legacy" which is basically a dreary wallowing in pity and modern-age conspirational fingerpointing.
The book should appeal to anyone interested in the disaster itself, and those that are interested in how mother nature will always prosper despite the challenges.
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Amazing first hand investigation into the wildlife around chernobyl. There's nothing like hearing someone who's actually been there and seen it all for herself!Published on 18 Nov. 2013 by Richard Missenden
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