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Title:
The Greenpeace book of the nuclear age : the hidden history, the human cost
Author:
May, John, 1950-
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Publication Information:
New York : Pantheon Books, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
378 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780394585536
Format :
Book

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Author Notes

John May is a professional advantage player who tours the world beating casinos. He is the author of Baccarat for the Clueless and writes regularly for www.scoblete.com at RGT Online and for The New Chance and Circumstance magazine. He also has his own website - The Card Counters Cafe.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Greenpeace's antinuclear stance is quickly revealed in the introductory essays of this chronological summary of military and civilian nuclear accidents from 1945 to January, 1989. The well-known (Chernobyl) and obscure (Goiania, Brazil, and Antarctica's Nukey Poo Reactor) accidents are chronicled. Students will find the chapter on the fundamentals of nuclear science helpful, and the detailed index makes the book's information easily accessible. A glossary of key terms greatly enhances understanding of the text, as do the diagrams that accompany discussion of the technical aspects of nuclear science. While not a comprehensive source, the book's broad coverage does make it a valuable place to begin research on this aspect of the nuclear age. The bibliographic documentation is thorough and uniquely presented. Each accident discussed is supported by extensive notes and documentation found in the appendix. Researchers concerned with Greenpeace's bias can seek out the many diverse sources that are cited for verification or another interpretation. Incidents occurring in the U. S. receive more extensive coverage because of access to government documents, yet a global perspective is presented. Students will also find the arrangement useful in studying decades and compiling timelines. --Matthew Kollasch, Cedar Falls High School, IA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.