Fallout

Disasters, Lies, and The Legacy of the Nuclear Age

A shocking investigation of our complicated seven-decade long relationship with nuclear technology

By Fred Pearce Read by Simon Vance Nonfiction / Science / Technology English, Unabridged 8h 43m Sell Sheet
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7 Audio CDs Tue May 22 00:00:00 UTC 2018 34.99 24.99 9781520098807 Add to Cart
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Description
							In Fallout, Fred Pearce uncovers the environmental and psychological landscapes created since the dropping of the first atomic bomb. Traveling from Nevada to Japan to the UK to secret sites of the old Soviet Union, he explores first the landscapes transformed by uranium and by nuclear accidents--sites both well-known and little known. He then examines in detail the toxic legacies of nuclear technology, the emerging dilemmas over handling its waste, the decommissioning of the great radioactive structures of the nuclear age, and the fearful doublethink over our growing stockpiles of plutonium, the most lethal and ubiquitous product of nuclear technologies. How, Pearce asks, has the nuclear experience changed us? Is nuclear technology indeed the existential threat it sometimes appears? Should we be burdening future generations with radioactive waste that will be deadly for thousands of years? Fallout is the definitive look at humanity’s nuclear adventure, for any listener who craves a clear-headed examination of the tangled relationship between a powerful technology and human politics, foibles, fears, and arrogance.