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The Resource Wormwood forest : a natural history of Chernobyl, Mary Mycio

Wormwood forest : a natural history of Chernobyl, Mary Mycio

Label
Wormwood forest : a natural history of Chernobyl
Title
Wormwood forest
Title remainder
a natural history of Chernobyl
Statement of responsibility
Mary Mycio
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
MERUC
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Mycio, Mary
Dewey number
577.27/7/094777
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QH543.5
LC item number
.M93 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Radioisotopes
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Radioisotopes
  • Radioisotopes
  • Ukraine
  • Ukraine
Summary expansion
When the explosion ripped through the Number Four reactor complex that fateful day, spewing flames and chunks of burning, radioactive material into the air, one of the world's worst nightmares was realized. As the news gradually seeped out of the former USSR and the extent of the disaster was confirmed, it became clear how terribly wrong things had gone. Dozens died--two from the explosion and many more from radiation illness during the following months--while scores of additional people became ill with acute radiation sickness. The prognosis for Chernobyl and its environs--succinctly dubbed the Zone of Alienation--was grim. But if fears of the Apocalypse and a lifeless, barren radioactive future have been constant companions of the nuclear age, 20 years later Chernobyl shows us a different view of the future. Not only have pockets of defiant local residents remained behind to survive and make a life in the Zone, but the area surrounding Chernobyl has become Europe's largest wildlife sanctuary, a flourishing--at times unearthly--wilderness teeming with large animals, many of them members of rare and endangered species, Like the forests, fields, and swamps of their unexpectedly inviting habitat, both the people and the animals are radioactive. Cesium-137 is packed in their muscles and strontium-90 in their bones. But quite astonishingly, they are also thriving. Donning dosimeter and radioactive protective gear, intrepid journalist Mary Mycio explored the world's only radioactive wilderness. A vivid blend of reportage, popular science, and illuminating encounters that explode the myths of Chernobyl with facts that are at once beautiful and horrible, Wormwood Forest brings a remarkableland--and its people and animals--to life to tell a unique story of science, surprise, and suspense
Label
Wormwood forest : a natural history of Chernobyl, Mary Mycio
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
559903140
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309094306
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)559903140
Label
Wormwood forest : a natural history of Chernobyl, Mary Mycio
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
559903140
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309094306
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)559903140

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