Atomic Accidents

Atomic Accidents

A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters : From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima

eBook - 2014 | First Pegasus Books edition.
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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.
Publisher: ©2014
New York :, Pegasus Books,, [2014]
Edition: First Pegasus Books edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781480447745
1480447749
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 442 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Summary: 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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