Voices from Chernobyl

Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Publisher:
ISBN: 1439566399
Release Date: 2008-10-20
Genre: History

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 the Soviet Union in Chernobyl, a disaster that spread radioactive contamination across much of Europe. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Tschernobyl

Author: Svetlana A. Aleksievic
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:864302987
Release Date: 2013
Genre:

Die russische Journalistin rekonstruiert in Erinnerungen an die Tage des Reaktorunglücks 1986 die Gefühle, Schmerzen und Erfahrungen der Menschen.

Sperrzonen Pripjat und Tschernobyl

Author: Robert Polidori
Publisher: Göttingen [Germany] : Steidl
ISBN: 3882439211
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Photography

In the 11 days following the Chernobyl catastrophe on April 26, 1986, more than 116,000 people were permanently evacuated from the area surrounding the nuclear power plant. Declared unfit for human habitation, the Zones of Exclusion includes the towns of Pripyat (established in the 1970s to house workers) and Chernobyl. In May 2001, Robert Polidori photographed what was left behind in the this dead zone. His richly detailed images move from the burned-out control room of Reactor 4, where technicians staged the experiment that caused the disaster, to the unfinished apartment complexes, ransacked schools and abandoned nurseries that remain as evidence of those who once called Pripyat home. Nearby, trucks and tanks used in the cleanup efforts rest in an auto graveyard, some covered in lead shrouds and others robbed of parts. Houseboats and barges rust in the contaminated waters of the Pripyat River. Foliage grows over the sidewalks and hides the modest homes of Chernobyl. In his large-scale photographs, Polidori captures the faded colors and desolate atmosphere of these two towns, producing haunting documents that present the reader with a rare view of not just a disastrous event, but a place and the people who lived there.

Voices from Chernobyl

Author: Svetlana Aleksievich
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015048523842
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Belarus

This is not a book about Chernobyl, but about the world it has left us. Alexievich spent three years interviewing dozens of survivors, victims and witnesses. This is their testimony, their voices, and they are unforgettable.'

Chernobyl Explosion

Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756557447
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The long-term damage from an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant more than 30 years ago is still unknown. When explosions ripped through the reactor in rural Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, they spewed huge amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere and caused the worst nuclear disaster in history. About 10,000 people have died or will die because of their exposure to radiation, and experts worry about the children born to parents who were living near the disaster area. With international help, Ukraine has enclosed the damaged reactor, giving scientists time to figure out what the future holds.

Fat City

Author: Leonard Gardner
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 9783841212856
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Fiction

»Fat City hat mich mehr bewegt als die gesamte Gegenwartsliteratur der letzten Jahre.« Joan Didion Stockton, Kalifornien, 50er Jahre. Im Lido-Box-Gym treffen Ernie Munger und Billy Tully aufeinander. Ernie steht am Anfang seiner Karriere, ist voller Hoffnungen. Billy ist am Ende, will es noch einmal wissen. Ihr Trainer, Ruben Luna, hat schon alles gesehen, er weiß, dass es im Boxen kaum etwas zu holen gibt. Zwischen verlausten Hotelbetten und Pfirsichernte, zwischen Boxring und dunklen Bars, der großen Liebe und der leidlichen Bettgesellschaft, zwischen Hoffnung und Verzweiflung beginnt und vergeht das Leben von Ernie, Billy und Ruben. »Fat City« zählt zu den großen Klassikern der amerikanischen Literatur, der Roman ist das Gegenstück zu Rocky und Co. Keine Heldengeschichte, sondern eine Verbeugung vor dem letzten Willen, der erst erwacht, wenn alle Hoffnung unter den Tisch getrunken ist. Eine Liebeserklärung an eine Zeit, in der man von der Hand in den Mund lebte, aus eigener Kraft alles erreichen und alles zerstören konnte. Gregor Hens gelingt es mit seiner Neuübersetzung meisterhaft, dem einzigartigen Californian-Working-Class-Sound, dem trotzigen Humor und der feinen Melancholie eine deutsche Stimme zu verleihen. »Laufen, kämpfen, lieben, Unkraut jäten oder Obsternte – die Protagonisten des Romans halten niemals inne, nur um nicht von ihrem Verhängnis eingeholt zu werden. Gardner erzählt das so überzeugend, dass wir uns nur an ihre Taten erinnern, nicht an ihre Niederlagen.« The New York Review of Books

Spielen

Author: Karl Ove Knausgård
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 9783641102067
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Fiction

Das literarische Abenteuer aus Norwegen, das autobiographische Projekt von Karl Ove Knausgård geht weiter: Nach Sterben und Lieben nun Spielen – ein Roman über eine Kindheit, der eine Welt beschreibt, in der Kinder und Erwachsene parallele Leben führen, die sich nie begegnen. Alles beginnt mit einer traditionellen Familie: Vater, Mutter und zwei Jungen, die nach Südnorwegen ziehen, in ein neues Haus in einer neuen Siedlung. Es sind die frühen Siebzigerjahre, die Kinder sind klein, die Eltern jung, die Zukunft scheint offen und verheißungsvoll. Aber irgendwann beginnt sie sich zu schließen, irgendwann wird das, was mit großen Hoffnungen begann, klein und festgelegt. Was ist passiert? Wie konnte es dazu kommen? »An einem milden und bewölkten Tag im August 1969 fuhr auf einer schmalen Straße am äußeren Ende einer südnorwegischen Insel, zwischen Wiesen und Felsen, Weiden und Wäldchen, ein Bus. Er gehörte der Arendal-Dampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft und war wie alle Busse des Unternehmens hell- und dunkelbraun. Er fuhr über eine Brücke, an einer schmalen Bucht entlang, blinkte rechts und hielt. Die Tür ging auf, eine kleine Familie stieg aus. Der Vater, ein großer und schlanker Mann in einem weißen Hemd und einer hellen Polyesterhose, trug zwei Koffer. Die Mutter, in einem beigen Mantel und mit einem hellblauen Kopftuch, das um die langen Haare geschlungen war, hielt an der einen Hand einen Kinderwagen und an der anderen einen kleinen Jungen. Als der Bus weitergefahren war, hing seine dicke, graue Abgaswolke noch für einen Moment über dem Asphalt.«

Environmental Disasters

Author: Mary B. Woods
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780761339762
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes environmental disasters, including oil spills, chemical leaks, toxic pollution, and nuclear accidents, and discusses how they impact people, wildlife, and the environment.

The Chernobyl Disaster

Author: 50 MINUTES
Publisher: 50Minutes.com
ISBN: 9782806279200
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: History

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Chernobyl disaster in next to no time with this concise guide. 50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Chernobyl disaster. When a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in April 1986, nobody could have known just how devastating the effects would be. Thousands of people died as a result of the catastrophe and even today the surrounding areas are considered uninhabitable. But what makes Chernobyl even more shocking is the mystery that clouds it. The government’s attempts to cover up the accident and the unknown long term-effects of radiation mean that the story of Chernobyl is far from finished. In just 50 minutes you will: • Learn what happened at the Chernobyl nuclear plant and why the reactor exploded • Understand why the disaster had such catastrophic effects in Ukraine and the surrounding areas • Analyse the actions of the employees and the government and learn how they tried to hide the truth about the accident ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.

Chernobyl s Wild Kingdom

Author: Rebecca L. Johnson
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9781467747912
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion in Ukraine, scientists believed radiation had created a vast and barren wasteland in which life could never resurface. But the Dead Zone, as the contaminated area is known, doesn't look dead at all. In fact, wildlife seems to be thriving there. The Zone is home to beetles, swallows, catfish, mice, voles, otters, beavers, wild boar, foxes, lynx, deer, moose—even brown bears and wolves. Yet the animals in the Zone are not quite what you'd expect. Every single one of them is radioactive. In Chernobyl's Wild Kingdom, you'll meet the international scientists investigating the Zone's wildlife and trying to answer difficult questions: Have some animals adapted to living with radiation? Or is the radioactive environment harming them in ways we can't see or that will only show up in future generations? Learn more about the fascinating ongoing research—and the debates that surround the findings—in one of the most dangerous places on Earth.

Well Played 2 0

Author: Et Al
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780557844517
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Education

Following on Well Played 1.0, this book is full of in-depth close readings of video games that parse out the various meanings to be found in the experience of playing a game. Contributors analyze sequences in a game in detail in order to illustrate and interpret how the various components of a game can come together to create a fulfilling playing experience unique to this medium. Contributors are again looking at video games in order to provide a variety of perspectives on the value of games.