The Legacy of Chernobyl

The Legacy of Chernobyl

by Zhores Medvedev


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"A damning history of the Chernobyl affair, from its origins in the plant's primitive design and careless management to the economic and political crisis the accident precipitated." —Clenn Garelik, New York Times Book Review

On the morning of April 26, 1986, a Soviet nuclear plant at Chernobyl (near Kiev) exploded, pouring radioactivity into the environment and setting off the worst disaster in the history of nuclear energy. Now a former Soviet scientist gives a comprehensive account of the catastrophe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393308143
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/17/1992
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Zhores Medvedev (1925—2018) was a Russian agronomist, biologist, historian, and dissident. He was the author of numerous books including Nuclear Disaster in the Urals, Legacy of Chernobyl, and Khrushchev: The Years in Power.

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