Adam Higginbotham

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Midnight in Chernobyl: The ...

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HALF LIFE チェルノブイリ:死の森か、エデンの...

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Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham
"An extraordinarily well-researched account of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, which also manages to be compulsively readable and more entertaining than some science fiction. Higginbotham places the disaster very well both within the context of the..." Read more of this review »
Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham
"I will never read anything more terrifying than this. Neither will you."
Nacht in Tsjernobyl by Adam Higginbotham
"Het moment dat je denkt: had ik maar wat minder vaak al 5 sterren aan andere boeken gegeven. Deze zou er dan eigenlijk 5,5 of 6 moeten hebben.

Journalistiek, onderbouwd, naar ik mag aannemen zo waarheidsgetrouw als het maar kan, en tegelijkertijd l..." Read more of this review »
Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham
" It could have easily become the end of the world as we know it.....a nuclear disaster which was not connected to war......a series of human error that continues to haunt. This is the harrowing account of the April, 1986 explosion at Reactor 4 of..." Read more of this review »
Rocket Men by Robert Kurson
More of Adam's books…
“Yet the economists in Moscow had no reliable index of what was going on in the vast empire they notionally maintained; the false accounting was so endemic that at one point the KGB resorted to turning the cameras of its spy satellites onto Soviet Uzbekistan in an attempt to gather accurate information about the state’s own cotton harvest.”
Adam Higginbotham, Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

“So, are you shitting your pants?” Scherbina asked. “Not yet,” Sklyarov said. “But I think things are going that way.”
Adam Higginbotham, Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

“If the operators faced a situation calling for an emergency shutdown—a major coolant leak or a reactor runaway—they could press the “scram” button, activating the ultimate stage of the unit’s five-level rapid power reduction system, known in Russian as AZ-5.”
Adam Higginbotham, Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

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