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[SR: 1830544], Paperback, [EAN: 9780520246836], University of California Press, University of California Press, Book, [PU: University of California Press], University of California Press, Twenty-five years ago, Hollywood released "The China Syndrome", featuring Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas as a TV news crew who witness what appears to be a serious accident at a nuclear power plant. In a spectacular coincidence, on March 28, 1979, less than two weeks after the movie came out, the worst accident in the history of commercial nuclear power in the United States occurred at Three Mile Island. For five days, the citizens of central Pennsylvania and the entire world, amid growing alarm, followed the efforts of authorities to prevent the crippled plant from spewing dangerous quantities of radiation into the environment. This book is the first comprehensive account of the causes, context, and consequences of the Three Mile Island crisis. In gripping prose, J. Samuel Walker captures the high human drama surrounding the accident, sets it in the context of the heated debate over nuclear power in the seventies, and analyzes the social, technical, and political issues it raised. His superb account of those frightening and confusing days will clear up misconceptions held to this day about Three Mile Island. The heart of Walker's suspenseful narrative is a moment-by-moment account of the accident itself, in which he brings to life the players who dealt with the emergency: the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the state of Pennsylvania, the White House, and a cast of scientists and reporters. He also looks at the aftermath of the accident on the surrounding area, including studies of its long-term health effects on the population, providing a fascinating window onto the politics of nuclear power and an authoritative account of a critical event in recent American history., 74, Health, Family & Lifestyle, 270599, Beauty & Fashion, 270608, Complementary Medicine, 271143, Diets & Healthy Eating, 270645, Families & Parents, 270721, Fitness & Exercise, 270733, Health Issues, 270767, Medical & Healthcare Practitioners, 270748, Men's Health & Lifestyle, 270674, Pregnancy & Childcare, 276348, Psychology & Psychiatry, 270991, Reference, 270992, Relationships, 532458, Self Help, 270997, Sex, 270757, Women's Health & Lifestyle, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 271565, North America, 271566, Colonial, Independence 1501-1800, 271567, Civil War, American Indian Wars, Pioneers 1801-1900, 771766, Early 20th Century 1901-1913, 771768, Inter-war Period 1919-1938, 271570, Post-war Period, 1946-Present, 772168, War Of Independence, 771772, Korean War, 771770, Vietnam War, 771774, Gulf War, 10755401, American Civil War, 882506, Canada, 882508, Mexico, 772196, Native Americans, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772014, Post-war Period, 1946-Present, 771718, World History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 923004, Higher Education, 922234, Education, 278028, Earth Sciences & Geography, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 278031, Geology, 278032, Economic Geology, 922228, Geochemistry, 278038, Historical Geology, 922238, Reference, 278040, Soil Science, 278028, Earth Sciences & Geography, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 922352, Environmental, 278122, Civil Engineering, 278115, Engineering & Technology, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 278099, Pollution, 278080, Environment & Ecology, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 570820, Environment, 564334, Scientific, Technical & Medical, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 564350, Geology, 564334, Scientific, Technical & Medical, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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Twenty-five years ago, Hollywood released The China Syndrome, featuring Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas as a TVnews crew who witness what appears to be a serious accident at a nuclear power plant. In a spectacular coincidence, on March 28, 1979, less than two weeks after the movie came out, the worst accident in the history of commercial nuclear power in the United States occurred at Three Mile Island. For five days, the citizens of central Pennsylvania and the entire world, amid growing alarm, followed the efforts of authorities to prevent the crippled plant from spewing dangerous quantities of radiation into the environment. This book is the first comprehensive account of the causes, context, and consequences of the Three Mile Island crisis. In gripping prose, J. Samuel Walker captures the high human drama surrounding the accident, sets it in the context of the heated debate over nuclear power in the seventies, and analyzes the social, technical, and political issues it raised. His superb account of those frightening and confusing days will clear up misconceptions held to this day about Three Mile Island.The heart of Walker's suspenseful narrative is a moment-by-moment account of the accident itself, in which he brings to life the players who dealt with the emergency: the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the state of Pennsylvania, the White House, and a cast of scientists and reporters. He also looks at the aftermath of the accident on the surrounding area, americas,earth sciences,engineering,environmental science,environmental studies,health fitness and dieting,history,history and philosophy,humanities,military Safety & First Aid, University of California Press

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[ED: Taschenbuch], [PU: University of California Press], "A superb account of the frightening and confusing accident at Three Mile Island in the spring of 1979. Walker succeeds in providing, in suspenseful prose, the best account to date about the crisis. Drawing on the insights gained from all his work over the past twenty years, Walker puts this tale into historical context, and helps us understand the hopes and fears that surrounded atomic energy, and shows how they affected responses to the accident. Prior accounts pale in comparison to this work."--Allan M. Winkler, author of "Life Under a Cloud: American Anxiety about the Atom "This book covers a celebrated techno-political event with authority and dispassion, capturing a sense of the human frailty and heroism that proved both tragic and comic. Walker is that rare historian who exemplifies fairness and balance in a readable style. Three Mile Island details necessary background before establishing a strong narrative, weaving the participants in a drama that many of us shared but none fully understood--until now."--William Lanouette, author of "Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the Bomb 22 b/w photographs, 2 line illustrations Versandfertig in über 4 Wochen, [SC: 0.00], Neuware, gewerbliches Angebot

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[ED: Taschenbuch], [PU: University of California Press], "A superb account of the frightening and confusing accident at Three Mile Island in the spring of 1979. Walker succeeds in providing, in suspenseful prose, the best account to date about the crisis. Drawing on the insights gained from all his work over the past twenty years, Walker puts this tale into historical context, and helps us understand the hopes and fears that surrounded atomic energy, and shows how they affected responses to the accident. Prior accounts pale in comparison to this work."--Allan M. Winkler, author of "Life Under a Cloud: American Anxiety about the Atom "This book covers a celebrated techno-political event with authority and dispassion, capturing a sense of the human frailty and heroism that proved both tragic and comic. Walker is that rare historian who exemplifies fairness and balance in a readable style. Three Mile Island details necessary background before establishing a strong narrative, weaving the participants in a drama that many of us shared but none fully understood--until now."--William Lanouette, author of "Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the Bomb 22 b/w photographs, 2 line illustrations Versandfertig in 2-4 Wochen, [SC: 0.00], Neuware, gewerbliches Angebot

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A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective "A superb account of the frightening and confusing accident at Three Mile Island in the spring of 1979. Walker succeeds in providing, in suspenseful prose, the best account to date about the crisis. Drawing on the insights gained from all his work over the past twenty years, Walker puts this tale into historical context, and helps us understand the hopes and fears that surrounded atomic energy, and shows how they affected responses to the accident. Prior accounts pale in comparison to this work."--Allan M. Winkler, author of "Life Under a Cloud: American Anxiety about the Atom"This book covers a celebrated techno-political event with authority and dispassion, capturing a sense of the human frailty and heroism that proved both tragic and comic. Walker is that rare historian who exemplifies fairness and balance in a readable style. Three Mile Island details necessary background before establishing a strong narrative, weaving the participants in a drama that many of us shared but none fully understood--until now."--William Lanouette, author of "Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the Bomb Bücher / Fremdsprachige Bücher / Englische Bücher 978-0-520-24683-6, University of California Press

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"A superb account of the frightening and confusing accident at Three Mile Island in the spring of 1979. Walker succeeds in providing, in suspenseful prose, the best account to date about the crisis. Drawing on the insights gained from all his work over the past twenty years, Walker puts this tale into historical context, and helps us understand the hopes and fears that surrounded atomic energy, and shows how they affected responses to the accident. Prior accounts pale in comparison to this work."--Allan M. Winkler, author of "Life Under a Cloud: American Anxiety about the Atom"This book covers a celebrated techno-political event with authority and dispassion, capturing a sense of the human frailty and heroism that proved both tragic and comic. Walker is that rare historian who exemplifies fairness and balance in a readable style. Three Mile Island details necessary background before establishing a strong narrative, weaving the participants in a drama that many of us shared but none fully understood--until now."--William Lanouette, author of "Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the Bomb

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780520246836
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0520246837
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Publishing year: 2006
Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR
303 Pages
Weight: 0,422 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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