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Red Atom: Russia's Nuclear Power Program from Stalin to Today

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In the 1950s, Soviet nuclear scientists and leaders imagined a stunning future when giant reactors would generate energy quickly and cheaply, nuclear engines would power cars, ships, and airplanes, and peaceful nuclear explosions would transform the landscape. Driven by the energy of the atom, the dream of communism would become a powerful reality. Thirty years later, that dream died in Chernobyl. What went wrong? Based on exhaustive archival research and interviews, Red Atom takes a behind-the-scenes look at the history of the Soviet Union's peaceful use of nuclear power. It explores both the projects and the technocratic and political elite who were dedicated to increasing state power through technology. And it describes the political, economic, and environmental fallout of Chernobyl.

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Reveals the history and death of the Soviet Union’s peaceful use of nuclear power through exploration of both the projects and the technocratic and political elite who were dedicated to increasing state power through technology.  Paul Josephson illuminates the problems that can befall any society heavily invested in large-scale technology.

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Paul R. Josephson is associate professor of history at Colby College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822958819
Author:
Josephson, Paul R.
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Author:
Josephson, Paul
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Nuclear energy
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Power Resources - Nuclear
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Engineering -- History.
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Pitt Russian East European
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Engineering » Engineering » History
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » Russia » Post Soviet Republics
Science and Mathematics » Energy » Nuclear Engineering

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Reveals the history and death of the Soviet Union’s peaceful use of nuclear power through exploration of both the projects and the technocratic and political elite who were dedicated to increasing state power through technology.  Paul Josephson illuminates the problems that can befall any society heavily invested in large-scale technology.
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