Atomic Accidents

  • by James Mahaffey
  • Narrated by Tom Weiner
  • 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration and discovery, coupled with mistakes, accidents, and downright disasters.
Mahaffey, a long-time advocate of continued nuclear research and nuclear energy, looks at each incident in turn and analyzes what happened and why, often discovering where scientists went wrong when analyzing past meltdowns.
Every incident has lead to new facets in understanding about the mighty atom - and Mahaffey puts forth what the future should be for this final frontier of science that still holds so much promise.

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Fantastic detail and content

This is the second of James Mahaffey’s books I have listened to and the amount of research that goes into his writing is apparent and appreciated. This is a pretty highly technical book in some parts, I am a nuclear engineer by degree so I can follow the detailed breakdowns but anyone can enjoy this book and get a firm grasp on what really happened during these accidents. James also does a good job of putting into perspective how the fear of nuclear accidents is far worse than the affects of all these accidents combined. Thumbs up from me.
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- Mitchell McCloskey

bananas have more radiation than fukushima fish

great book. enlightening as to the reality and how safe nuclear energy actually is. it's the elephant in the room, and the TRUE renewable and clean energy source.
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- Krishna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-15-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.