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Atomic Accidents

A History Of Nuclear Meltdowns And Disasters

By James A. author Mahaffey

A gripping narrative of nuclear mishaps and meltdowns around the globe, all of which have proven pivotal to the advancement of nuclear science.

From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration and discovery, coupled with mistakes, accidents, and downright disasters. 

Mahaffey, a long-time advocate of continued nuclear research and nuclear energy, looks at each incident in turn and analyzes what happened and why, often discovering where scientists went wrong when analyzing past meltdowns.

Every incident has lead to new facets in understanding about the mighty atom—and Mahaffey puts forth what the future should be for this final frontier of science that still holds so much promise.

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Format: Book
Author: Mahaffey, James A. author
Title: Atomic accidents : a history of nuclear meltdowns and disasters : from the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima / James Mahaffey.
Publisher Date: New York : Pegasus Books, 2014.
Subject: Nuclear accidents -- History. Disasters -- History.
Isbn: 1605984922 9781605984926
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: 363.1799 Mah
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Format: Book
Author: Mahaffey, James A. author.
Title: Atomic accidents : a history of nuclear meltdowns and disasters : from the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima / James Mahaffey.
Edition: First Pegasus Books edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Pegasus Books, 2014.
Description: xxi, 442 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Subjects: Nuclear accidents -- History.
Subjects: Disasters -- History.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-432) and index.
ISBN: 1605984922
ISBN: 9781605984926
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: 363.1799 Mah