Atomic Accidents

  • by James Mahaffey
  • Narrated by Tom Weiner
  • 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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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Disasters made fun

I really enjoyed this well researched journey through nuclear history, and how despite all the best intentions failures have occurred. The last chapter on the future of nuclear power was very enlightening. A heavy engineering subject made light with appropriate humour.
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- M. Sayers

Educate yourself about Nuclear Power

Irrational fear appears to drive much of thinking and politics that surround the viability of Nuclear Power.
This book goes a long way toward educating and increasing clarity around the issue.
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- Y. Syed

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-02-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.