AUTHORJosephson, Paul R.
TITLERed Atom: Russia’s Nuclear Power Program from Stalin to Today
PUBLISHERW. H. Freeman and Company
CITYNew York, NY

This book examines the history of the former Soviet Union’s use of atomic power and the disaster at Chernobyl. The author portrays a society that became passionate about science and technology during the nuclear age. He also looks at the scientists and politicians behind the atomic obsession. The book presents a description of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, and discusses problems of technology and waste disposal, as well as current issues and changing opinions concerning atomic power in the former Soviet Union. Included in the book are a chronology and an appendix providing 24 tables of data concerning nuclear and conventional power in the former Soviet Union and related topics such as lists of radioactive waste storage sites and closed nuclear cities.

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