Kate Brown


Černobyľ: Príručka prežitia

Monumentálna kniha o černobyľskej jadrovej katastrofe. Príbeh explózie, ktorá zmenila svet a oči celej planéty upriamila na jedno dovtedy celkom bezvýznamné miesto.
Hodiny tikajú. Sekundy ubiehajú. A svet pred katastrofou od toho po nej delí len tenká hranica. Teraz sa už všetko stalo. A my musíme zistiť, ako to prežiť.
26. apríl 1986 nezmenil len toto miesto, ale aj celý svet. Práca americkej historičky Kate Brown na tejto knihe trvala desať rokov. Skúmala archívne materiály, nahrávala hodiny a hodiny rozhovorov so svedkami katastrofy a ľuďmi žijúcimi v černobyľskej zakázanej zóne, aby napokon vytvorila nielen dôveryhodný obraz katastrofy a života po nej, ale aby sa pokúsila zmeniť aj oficiálny pohľad na tieto udalosti. Jej hrdinami sú vedci, záchranári i obyčajní ľudia.
Černobyľ. Príručka prežitia, to je fascinujúci historický triler, ktorý ideálne dopĺňa obraz černobyľskej jadrovej katastrofy z obľúbenej knihy Černobyľská modlitba nobelistky Svetlany Alexijevič.
Akú úlohu pri tejto katastrofe zohrali politici a odborníci v oblasti atómovej energie? Fenomenálna kniha Černobyľ. Príručka prežitia vychádza v preklade Petra Tkačenka.
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Manual for Survival

'Remarkable . . . grips with the force of a thriller' Robert Macfarlane 'The most brilliant and essential book on Chernobyl since that of Nobel Prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich' Irish Times ** National Book Critics Circle Finalist 2019 ** The official death toll of the 1986 Chernobyl accident, 'the worst nuclear disaster in history', is only 54, and stories today commonly suggest that nature is thriving there. Yet award-winning historian Kate Brown uncovers a much more disturbing story, one in which radioactive isotopes caused hundreds of thousands of casualties, and the magnitude of the disaster has been actively suppressed. For years after, Soviet scientists, bureaucrats and civilians were documenting staggering increases in birth defects, child mortality, cancers and other life-altering diseases. Worried that this evidence would blow the lid on the effects of radiation release from Cold War weapons-testing, scientists and diplomats from international organizations, including the UN, tried to bury or discredit it. Brown also encounters many everyday heroes, often women, who fought to bring attention to the ballooning human and ecological catastrophe, and adapt to life in a post-nuclear landscape, where the dangerous effects of radiation persist today. Based on a decade of archival and on-the-ground research, Manual for Survival is a gripping historical detective story that brings to light the real consequences of Chernobyl - and the plot to cover them up. 'A troubling book, passionately written and deeply researched' Sunday Times
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Manual for Survival

After the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, international aid organizations sought to help the victims but were stymied by post-Soviet political roadblocks. Efforts to gain access to the site of catastrophic radiation damage were denied, and the residents of Chernobyl were given no answers as their lives hung in the balance. 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 catastrophic nuclear incidents.
11,35 € 11,95 €