Voices from Chernobyl

Voices from Chernobyl
Author: Светлана Алексиевич
Publsiher: White Lion Publishing
Total Pages: 194
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015048523842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices from Chernobyl Book Review:

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award A journalist by trade, who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book, presents personal accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus after the nuclear reactor accident in 1986, and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they still live with. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."

Voices from Chernobyl

Voices from Chernobyl
Author: Svetlana Aleksievich,Svetlana Alexiévich
Publsiher: Dalkey Archive Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781564784018
ISBN 13: 1564784010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices from Chernobyl Book Review:

The people of Chernobyl talk about their lives before, during, and after the worst nuclear reactor accident in history which occurred on April 26, 1986 in Chernobyl.

Chernobyl

Chernobyl
Author: Serhii Plokhy
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 1541617088
ISBN 13: 9781541617087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chernobyl Book Review:

A Chernobyl survivor and award-winning historian "mercilessly chronicles the absurdities of the Soviet system" in this "vividly empathetic" account of the worst nuclear accident in history (The Wall Street Journal). On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to tell the dramatic stories of the firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who heroically extinguished the nuclear inferno. He lays bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry, tracing the disaster to the authoritarian character of the Communist party rule, the regime's control over scientific information, and its emphasis on economic development over all else. Today, the risk of another Chernobyl looms in the mismanagement of nuclear power in the developing world. A moving and definitive account, Chernobyl is also an urgent call to action.

Secondhand Time

Secondhand Time
Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN 10: 0399588817
ISBN 13: 9780399588815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secondhand Time Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY • LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Financial Times • Kirkus Reviews When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing “a new kind of literary genre,” describing her work as “a history of emotions—a history of the soul.” Alexievich’s distinctive documentary style, combining extended individual monologues with a collage of voices, records the stories of ordinary women and men who are rarely given the opportunity to speak, whose experiences are often lost in the official histories of the nation. In Secondhand Time, Alexievich chronicles the demise of communism. Everyday Russian citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what it’s like to live in the new Russia left in its wake. Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, Alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, terror, famine, massacres—but also of pride in their country, hope for the future, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to bring about a utopia. Here is an account of life in the aftermath of an idea so powerful it once dominated a third of the world. A magnificent tapestry of the sorrows and triumphs of the human spirit woven by a master, Secondhand Time tells the stories that together make up the true history of a nation. “Through the voices of those who confided in her,” The Nation writes, “Alexievich tells us about human nature, about our dreams, our choices, about good and evil—in a word, about ourselves.” Praise for Svetlana Alexievich and Secondhand Time “The nonfiction volume that has done the most to deepen the emotional understanding of Russia during and after the collapse of the Soviet Union of late is Svetlana Alexievich’s oral history Secondhand Time.”—David Remnick, The New Yorker “Like the greatest works of fiction, Secondhand Time is a comprehensive and unflinching exploration of the human condition. . . . In its scope and wisdom, Secondhand Time is comparable to War and Peace.”—The Wall Street Journal “Already hailed as a masterpiece across Europe, Secondhand Time is an intimate portrait of a country yearning for meaning after the sudden lurch from Communism to capitalism in the 1990s plunged it into existential crisis.”—The New York Times “This is the kind of history, otherwise almost unacknowledged by today’s dictatorships, that matters.”—The Christian Science Monitor “In this spellbinding book, Svetlana Alexievich orchestrates a rich symphony of Russian voices telling their stories of love and death, joy and sorrow, as they try to make sense of the twentieth century.”—J. M. Coetzee

Zinky Boys

Zinky Boys
Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780393336863
ISBN 13: 0393336867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zinky Boys Book Review:

From 1979 to 1989 a million Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed 50,000 casualties - and the youth and humanity of many tens of thousands more. In Zinky Boys journalist Svetlana Alexievich gives voice to the tragic history of the Afghanistan War. What emerges is a story that is shocking in its brutality and revelatory in its similarities to the American experience in Vietnam - a resemblance that Larry Heinemann describes movingly in his introduction to the book, providing American readers with an often uncomfortably intimate connection to a war that may have seemed very remote to us. The Soviet dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins (hence the term "Zinky Boys"), while the state denied the very existence of the conflict; even today the radically altered Soviet society continues to reject the memory of the "Soviet Vietnam". Creating controversy and outrage when it was first published in the USSR - it was called by reviewers there a "slanderous piece of fantasy" and part of a "hysterical chorus of malign attacks" - Zinky Boys presents the candid and affecting testimony of the officers and grunts, nurses and prostitutes, mothers, sons, and daughters who describe the war and its lasting effects. Svetlana Alexievich has snatched from the memory hole the truth of the Afghanistan War: the beauty of the country and the savage Army bullying, the killing and the mutilation, the profusion of Western goods, the shame and shattered lives of returned veterans. Zinky Boys offers a unique, harrowing, and unforgettably powerful insight into the realities of war and the turbulence of Soviet life today.

From Chernobyl with Love

From Chernobyl with Love
Author: Katya Cengel
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-11
ISBN 10: 1640122044
ISBN 13: 9781640122048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Chernobyl with Love Book Review:

Katya Cengel covers her time as a recent college graduate reporting from the former Soviet Union shortly after the fall of Communism.

Ukraine From Chernobyl to Sovereignty

Ukraine  From Chernobyl    to Sovereignty
Author: Roman Solchanyk
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1992-06-18
ISBN 10: 1349128600
ISBN 13: 9781349128600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ukraine From Chernobyl to Sovereignty Book Review:

A collection of interviews that reflects the changing face of the Ukraine, the second largest Soviet republic. The interviews demonstrate the transformation the Ukraine has gone through since the early stages of perestroika.

Chernobyl A Documentary Story

Chernobyl  A Documentary Story
Author: Iurii Shcherbak,trans Ian Press
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1989-04-12
ISBN 10: 1349198587
ISBN 13: 9781349198580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chernobyl A Documentary Story Book Review:

A documentary account of the Chernobyl disaster of April 1986, this is based on interviews with many of the participants. Shcherbak considers Chernobyl to be the most important event in the USSR since World War II and felt compelled to go and live there and interview those involved.

Fukushima Fiction

Fukushima Fiction
Author: Rachel DiNitto
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-05-31
ISBN 10: 0824877977
ISBN 13: 9780824877972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fukushima Fiction Book Review:

Fukushima Fiction introduces readers to the powerful literary works that have emerged out of Japan’s triple disaster, now known as 3/11. The book provides a broad and nuanced picture of the varied literary responses to this ongoing tragedy, focusing on “serious fiction” (junbungaku), the one area of Japanese cultural production that has consistently addressed the disaster and its aftermath. Examining short stories and novels by both new and established writers, author Rachel DiNitto effectively captures this literary tide and names it after the nuclear accident that turned a natural disaster into an environmental and political catastrophe. The book takes a spatial approach to a new literary landscape, tracing Fukushima fiction thematically from depictions of the local experience of victims on the ground, through the regional and national conceptualizations of the disaster, to considerations of the disaster as history, and last to the global concerns common to nuclear incidents worldwide. Throughout, DiNitto shows how fiction writers played an important role in turning the disaster into a narrative of trauma that speaks to a broad readership within and outside Japan. Although the book examines fiction about all three of the disasters—earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns—DiNitto contends that Fukushima fiction reaches its critical potential as a literature of nuclear resistance. She articulates the stakes involved, arguing that serious fiction provides the critical voice necessary to combat the government and nuclear industry’s attempts to move the disaster off the headlines as the 2020 Olympics approach and Japan restarts its idle nuclear power plants. Rigorous and sophisticated yet highly readable and relevant for a broad audience, Fukushima Fiction is a critical intervention of humanities scholarship into the growing field of Fukushima studies. The work pushes readers to understand the disaster as a global crisis and to see the importance of literature as a critical medium in a media-saturated world. By engaging with other disasters—from 9/11 to Chernobyl to Hurricane Katrina—DiNitto brings Japan’s local and national tragedy to the attention of a global audience, evocatively conveying fiction’s power to imagine the unimaginable and the unforeseen.

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
Author: Michael Harvey
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-06-03
ISBN 10: 160384984X
ISBN 13: 9781603849845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing Book Review:

This "worthy successor to Strunk and White" now features an expanded style guide covering a wider range of citation cases, complete with up-to-date formats for Chicago, MLA, and APA styles.

Manual for Survival A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

Manual for Survival  A Chernobyl Guide to the Future
Author: Kate Brown
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 0393652521
ISBN 13: 9780393652529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual for Survival A Chernobyl Guide to the Future Book Review:

A chilling exposé of the international effort to minimize the health and environmental consequences of nuclear radiation in the wake of Chernobyl. Dear Comrades! Since the accident at the Chernobyl power plant, there has been a detailed analysis of the radioactivity of the food and territory of your population point. The results show that living and working in your village will cause no harm to adults or children. So began a pamphlet issued by the Ukrainian Ministry of Health—which, despite its optimistic beginnings, went on to warn its readers against consuming local milk, berries, or mushrooms, or going into the surrounding forest. This was only one of many misleading bureaucratic manuals that, with apparent good intentions, seriously underestimated the far-reaching consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. After 1991, international organizations from the Red Cross to Greenpeace sought to help the victims, yet found themselves stymied by post-Soviet political circumstances they did not understand. International diplomats and scientists allied to the nuclear industry evaded or denied the fact of a wide-scale public health disaster caused by radiation exposure. Efforts to spin the story about Chernobyl were largely successful; the official death toll ranges between thirty-one and fifty-four people. In reality, radiation exposure from the disaster caused between 35,000 and 150,000 deaths in Ukraine alone. No major international study tallied the damage, leaving Japanese leaders to repeat many of the same mistakes after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. Drawing on a decade of archival research and on-the-ground interviews in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, Kate Brown unveils the full breadth of the devastation and the whitewash that followed. Her findings make clear the irreversible impact of man-made radioactivity on every living thing; and hauntingly, they force us to confront the untold legacy of decades of weapons-testing and other nuclear incidents, and the fact that we are emerging into a future for which the survival manual has yet to be written.

How to Think Like an Anthropologist

How to Think Like an Anthropologist
Author: Matthew Engelke
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN 10: 0691193134
ISBN 13: 9780691193137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Think Like an Anthropologist Book Review:

From an award-winning anthropologist, a lively, accessible, and irreverent introduction to the field What is anthropology? What can it tell us about the world? Why, in short, does it matter? For well over a century, cultural anthropologists have circled the globe, from Papua New Guinea to California, uncovering surprising insights about how humans organize their lives and articulate their values. In the process, anthropology has done more than any other discipline to reveal what culture means and why it matters. By weaving together examples and theories from around the world, Matthew Engelke provides a lively, accessible, and at times irreverent introduction to anthropology, covering a wide range of classic and contemporary approaches, subjects, and anthropologists. Presenting memorable cases, he encourages readers to think deeply about key concepts that anthropologists use to make sense of the world. Along the way, he shows how anthropology helps us understand other cultures and points of view—but also how, in doing so, it reveals something about ourselves and our own cultures, too.

The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
Author: Scott Ingram
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1438102232
ISBN 13: 9781438102238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Handbook of Applied Communication Research

The Handbook of Applied Communication Research
Author: H. Dan O'Hair,Mary John O'Hair
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1100
Release: 2020-04-24
ISBN 10: 1119399874
ISBN 13: 9781119399872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Applied Communication Research Book Review:

An authoritative survey of different contexts, methodologies, and theories of applied communication The field of Applied Communication Research (ACR) has made substantial progress over the past five decades in studying communication problems, and in making contributions to help solve them. Changes in society, human relationships, climate and the environment, and digital media have presented myriad contexts in which to apply communication theory. The Handbook of Applied Communication Research addresses a wide array of contemporary communication issues, their research implications in various contexts, and the challenges and opportunities for using communication to manage problems. This innovative work brings together the diverse perspectives of a team of notable international scholars from across disciplines. The Handbook of Applied Communication Research includes discussion and analysis spread across two comprehensive volumes. Volume one introduces ACR, explores what is possible in the field, and examines theoretical perspectives, organizational communication, risk and crisis communication, and media, data, design, and technology. The second volume focuses on real-world communication topics such as health and education communication, legal, ethical, and policy issues, and volunteerism, social justice, and communication activism. Each chapter addresses a specific issue or concern, and discusses the choices faced by participants in the communication process. This important contribution to communication research: Explores how various communication contexts are best approached Addresses balancing scientific findings with social and cultural issues Discusses how and to what extent media can mitigate the effects of adverse events Features original findings from ongoing research programs and original communication models and frameworks Presents the best available research and insights on where current research and best practices should move in the future A major addition to the body of knowledge in the field, The Handbook of Applied Communication Research is an invaluable work for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars.

In Search of the Free Individual

In Search of the Free Individual
Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2018-01-15
ISBN 10: 1501726919
ISBN 13: 9781501726910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Post Soviet Nostalgia

Post Soviet Nostalgia
Author: Otto Boele,Boris Noordenbos,Ksenia Robbe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN 10: 1000507297
ISBN 13: 9781000507294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post Soviet Nostalgia Book Review:

Bringing together scholars from Russia, the United States and Europe, this collection of essays is the first to explore the slippery phenomenon of post-Soviet nostalgia by studying it as a discursive practice serving a wide variety of ideological agendas. The authors demonstrate how feelings of loss and displacement in post-Soviet Russia are turned into effective tools of state building and national mobilization, as well as into weapons for local resistance and the assertion of individual autonomy. Drawing on novels, memoirs, documentaries, photographs and Soviet commodities, Post-Soviet Nostalgia is an invaluable resource for historians, literary scholars and anthropologists interested in how Russia comes to terms with its Soviet past.

My Nuclear Nightmare

My Nuclear Nightmare
Author: Naoto Kan
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 1501706667
ISBN 13: 9781501706660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Nuclear Nightmare Book Review:

"Naoto Kan, who was prime minister of Japan when the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster began, has become a ubiquitous and compelling voice for the global antinuclear movement. Kan compared the potential worst-case devastation that could be caused by a nuclear power plant meltdown as tantamount only to ‘a great world war. Nothing else has the same impact.’ Japan escaped such a dire fate during the Fukushima disaster, said Kan, only ‘due to luck.’ Even so, Kan had to make some steely-nerved decisions that necessitated putting all emotion aside. In a now famous phone call from Tepco, when the company asked to pull all their personnel from the out-of-control Fukushima site for their own safety, Kan told them no. The workforce must stay. The few would need to make the sacrifice to save the many. Kan knew that abandoning the Fukushima Daiichi site would cause radiation levels in the surrounding environment to soar. His insistence that the Tepco workforce remain at Fukushima was perhaps one of the most unsung moments of heroism in the whole sorry saga."—The Ecologist On March 11, 2011, a massive undersea earthquake off Japan’s coast triggered devastating tsunami waves that in turn caused meltdowns at three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Ranked with Chernobyl as the worst nuclear disaster in history, Fukushima will have lasting consequences for generations. Until 3.11, Japan’s Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, had supported the use of nuclear power. His position would undergo a radical change, however, as Kan watched the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Power Plant unfold and came to understand the potential for the physical, economic, and political destruction of Japan. In My Nuclear Nightmare, Kan offers a fascinating day-by-day account of his actions in the harrowing week after the earthquake struck. He records the anguished decisions he had to make as the scale of destruction became clear and the threat of nuclear catastrophe loomed ever larger—decisions made on the basis of information that was often unreliable. For example, frustrated by the lack of clarity from the executives at Tepco, the company that owned the power plant, Kan decided to visit Fukushima himself, despite the risks, so he could talk to the plant’s manager and find out what was really happening on the ground. As he details, a combination of extremely good fortune and hard work just barely prevented a total meltdown of all of Fukushima’s reactor units, which would have necessitated the evacuation of the thirty million residents of the greater Tokyo metropolitan area. In the book, first published in Japan in 2012, Kan also explains his opposition to nuclear power: "I came to understand that a nuclear accident carried with it a risk so large that it could lead to the collapse of a country." When Kan was pressured by the opposition to step down as prime minister in August 2011, he agreed to do so only after legislation had been passed to encourage investments in alternative energy. As both a document of crisis management during an almost unimaginable disaster and a cogent argument about the dangers of nuclear power, My Nuclear Nightmare is essential reading.

The Ethics of Nuclear Energy

The Ethics of Nuclear Energy
Author: Behnam Taebi,Sabine Roeser
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2015-08-07
ISBN 10: 1107054842
ISBN 13: 9781107054844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethics of Nuclear Energy Book Review:

This book brings together contributions by leading scholars that systematically cover the most important ethical issues concerning nuclear energy.

Studying Students

Studying Students
Author: Nancy Fried Foster,Susan L. Gibbons
Publsiher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 0838984371
ISBN 13: 9780838984376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studying Students Book Review:

This book provides a view into the groundbreaking application of ethnographic tools and techniques to the understanding of undergraduate students and their use of information. The publication describes findings of the work at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries and provides insight into how academic librarians might use these techniques on their own campuses.

The Myth of Green Marketing

The Myth of Green Marketing
Author: Toby M. Smith
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1998-12-15
ISBN 10: 1442659351
ISBN 13: 9781442659353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Green Marketing Book Review:

In this groundbreaking study, Toby Smith analyses the role that social myths such as green marketing play in public understanding of the environmental crisis. This book introduces the concept of hegemony into environmental politics, using the concept to elucidate the political, economic, and social alliance that sustains our belief in industrial expansionism. The ecological crisis of the late twentieth century presents a challenge to the very foundations of this alliance. The hegemonic system reacts to a threat to its structure by producing social myths that provide a common sense understanding of the threat. Smith examines one such social myth, the contemporary phenomenon known as green marketing, and how it came to reinforce, rather than challenge, the ethics of productivism. By analysing green marketing as it relates primarily to the early 1990s corporate campaigns of companies such as McDonald's, Shell Chemicals, and Mobil Chemical Co., Smith demonstrates how these voices weave together an understanding of green consumerism using familiar language from economic and liberal democratic discourses. The Myth of Green Marketing is an original and important contribution to the field of environmental studies. As the first book on green marketing, it is sure to raise controversy with its unique discussion of the cultural and social aspects of environmental issues.