Tomsk: 1996. Wraps. 56 pages. Minor ink corrections to text noted. Illustrated front cover. Scuff on front cover. Format is 5.75 inches by 8 inches. The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident. It occurred on 25–26 April 1986 in the No. 4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near the now-abandoned town of Pripyat, in northern Ukraine, approximately 104 km (65 mi) north of Kiev. The event occurred during a safety test which simulated a station blackout power-failure, in the course of which safety systems were intentionally turned off. A combination of inherent reactor design flaws and the reactor operators arranging the core in a manner contrary to the checklist for the test, resulted in uncontrolled reaction conditions. Water flashed into steam generating a destructive steam explosion and a subsequent open-air graphite fire. This fire produced considerable updrafts. These lofted plumes of fission products into the atmosphere. The estimated radioactive inventory that was released during this phase approximately equaled in magnitude the airborne fission products released in the initial destructive explosion. This radioactive material precipitated onto parts of the western USSR and Europe.
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New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 248 pages. Glossary of Atomic Terms. Illustrations. Notes. References. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Amir Dan Aczel (November 6, 1950 – November 26, 2015) was an Israeli-born American lecturer in mathematics and the history of mathematics and science, and an author of popular books on mathematics and science. Amir D. Aczel was born in Haifa, Israel. When Aczel was 21 he studied at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated with a BA in mathematics in 1975, and received a Master of Science in 1976. Several years later Aczel earned a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Oregon. Aczel taught mathematics at universities in California, Alaska, Massachusetts, Italy, and Greece. He accepted a professorship at Bentley College in Massachusetts, where he taught classes on the history of science and the history of mathematics. While teaching at Bentley, Aczel wrote several books on mathematics and science. His book, Fermat's Last Theorem, was a United States bestseller and was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Aczel appeared on CNN, CNBC, The History Channel, and Nightline. Aczel was a 2004 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Visiting Scholar in the History of Science at Harvard University (2007). In 2003 he became a research fellow at the Boston University Center for Philosophy and History of Science, and in Fall 2011 was teaching mathematics courses at University of Massachusetts Boston. He died in 2015.
Tulsa, OK: Toby Armellini, 2000. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 112 pages. Bibliography. Table. Index. Front cover creased and cover slightly soiled. Sticker residue on back cover. Minor page soiling. The author graduated from the University of Arkansas with a civil engineering degree. He worked in Tulsa for natural gas processing companies including Cities Service and Crest Engineering before forming his own company, Armellini Engineering, Inc. During the course of his career, his jobs took him all over the world, including Nigeria, Brazil, and Singapore. He designed and built natural gas processing plants in Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. He wrote and published a book, What You Need to Know About Radiation.
Sydney, Australia: Melbourne University Press, 1958. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover. 788 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Figures. Tables. Charts. References. Appendix. Index. Usual library markings and stamps. Boards somewhat weak. Discolored tape inside rear hinge. The Australian Atomic Energy Commission (AAEC) was a statutory body of the Australian government. It was established in 1952, replacing the Atomic Energy Policy Committee. In 1981 parts of the Commission were split off to become part of CSIRO, the remainder continuing until 1987, when it was replaced by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). The Commission head office was in Coogee, and its main facilities were at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Lucas Heights, established in 1958. Highlights of the Commission's history included: Major roles in the establishment of the IAEA and the system of international safeguards. The construction of the HIFAR and MOATA research reactors at Lucas Heights. The selection of the preferred tender for the construction of the proposed Jervis Bay Nuclear Power Plant, and the Ranger Uranium Mine joint venture. Other significant facilities constructed by the Commission at Lucas Heights included a 3MeV Van de Graaff particle accelerator, installed in 1964 to provide proton beams and now upgraded to become ANTARES, a smaller 1.3MeV betatron, and radioisotope production and remote handling facilities associated with HIFAR reactor.
Boulder, CO: The Golem Press, 1977. Third Printing [stated]. rade paperback. 190,  pages. Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. Contents are: The nuclear monologue, Some basics, Major accidents, Waste disposal, Routine emissions, Environmental impact, Terrorism and sabotage, Reliability, economy, conservation, Why?, Notes, and Index. Petr Beckmann (November 13, 1924 – August 3, 1993) was a professor of electrical engineering who became a well-known advocate of nuclear power. In 1939, his family fled Czechoslovakia to escape the Nazis. From 1942 to 1945, he served in a Czech squadron of the Royal Air Force. He worked as a radar mechanic on the newly invented radar systems. He received a B.Sc. in 1949, a Ph.D. in 1955, and a D.Sc. in 1962, all from Prague's Czech Academy of Sciences in electrical engineering. He defected to the United States in 1963 and became a Professor of electrical engineering at the University of Colorado. Beckmann wrote several electrical engineering textbooks and non-technical works. By 1968 he had founded Golem Press, which published most of his books, including The Health Hazards of Not Going Nuclear (1976), which argued in favor of nuclear power during the height of the anti-nuclear movement by contrasting the cost, in human terms, with the equivalent costs of the alternatives available. Beckmann also wrote A History of , documenting the history of the calculation of . In 1981, he took early retirement with Emeritus status, in order to devote himself fully to what he saw as the defense of science, technology and free enterprise. He wrote some 60 scientific papers and eight technical books.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Scientific and Technical Information. 1977. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Quarto, viii,, 164 pages. Endpaper maps. Profusely illus. (most in color). Mission Summary. Editor's Note. Index, This work was prepared by the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center. Leland F. Belew joined the von Braun Rocket Development Program as a Design Engineer in May 1951, working in the field of rocketry and propulsion systems. He contributed to the fast start system for large rocket propulsion engines which gave our nation the capability of placing a man on the moon. In 1958, he was appointed Manager of Engine Programs for MSFC where he was responsible for planning and directing the research, development and production of engine projects for vehicles in NASA's Apollo Manned Space Flight Program, including the Saturn V engines that took man to the moon. He was the manager of the Skylab Program at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, a program that produced the world's first space station.
Santa Fe, NM: Rising Tide Press, 1992. First Edition [stated]. Trade paperback. xv, , 150,  pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. Cover has slight wear, soiling, and scuffing. Stanley Berne was an internationally known poet, essayist, and professor of literature at Eastern New Mexico University. His wife is the writer Arlene Zekowski. Together they created the neo-narrative literary form and hosted a popular TV series, Future Writing Today at KENW-TV on PBS. Berne's numerous books include Every Person's Little Book of Plutonium, The Multiple Modern Gods and Other Stories, The Great American Empire, The New Rubaiyat of Stanley Berne, and his final book Body & Soul: How Death is Defeated and the World is Made Better. Berne was a decorated veteran of WWII, although he believed firmly in the peaceful resolution of conflict after having witnessed the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima as a young soldier.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1947. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. vi, , 147,  pages. Illustrations. Formulae. Occasional footnotes. Table of Nuclear Species. Index. Ink notation on fep. Cover has wear and soiling. This course was given at the Research Laboratory of the General Electric Company at Schenectady, New York. The notes were taken by Melvin Lax, Conrad Longmire and Arthur S. Wightman.
Ireland: Elsevier Scientific Publishers Ireland Ltd., 1988. Xerox (or equivalent) reprint of the original article. Staplebound with one staple in top left corner. This is a reprinted from Toxicology, 49 (1988) 299-307. Sticker residue on first page. Pages 299-307, . References. The author was associated with the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI). This research was supported by the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA) under work unit B4096. Views presented in this paper are those of the author. Topics covered include radiation-induced performance decrement, and early transient incapacitation. A potentially significant hazard for future space missions is radiation. Situations including space radiations, task demands can aggravate the radiation-disruption; efforts to mitigate disruption with drugs or shielding are not satisfactory; and space- and radiation-induced emesis combined may be synergistic. Thus, future space travel will be a demanding, exciting time for behavioral toxicologists, and creative application of scientific expertise should illicit solutions, similar to demanding situations confronted before.
Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1988. Second United States Revision. Stiff boards. xxiv, 446 pages. Illustrations. Tables. Glossary of Drugs with National Nomenclatures. Ex-library with usual library markings. Some markings blacked out. Format is approximately 5.25 inches by 8 inches. If this surgical handbook is on the mark in achieving its objective, it will have provided you with specific guidelines or general principles governing the management of the foregoing 200 randomly selected battle casualties. There are some who will perceive this handbook guidance as too rigid or prescriptive, and leaving too little room for the individual surgeons judgment. On the contrary, these lessons and countless others have had to be learned and relearned by generations of surgeons pressed into the combat surgical environment. These very standardized approaches are necessitated by the echeloned management of casualties by many different practitioners at several different sites along a diverse evacuation chain, as opposed to the civil sector in which an individual surgeon can hold and manage an individual patient throughout that patient's entire course. These standardized approaches has repeatedly provided the highest standard of care to the greatest number of casualties.
Novosibirsk: TaSeris, 1996. 1 of 3000. Trade paperback. 271,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Footnotes. References. Format is approximately 5.5 inches by 8 inches. Cover has wear, soiling, and edge tears/chips. Text is mostly in Russian with some sections, such as the Author's Preface, also in English. Signed and dated by the author on title page. This book is an informational ecological review which aims to provide the most background information, and to present a pertinent reference list on radioactive contamination. It consists of the following chapters: Sources and Objects of Radioactive Contamination, Problems of Safety and Risk, Radioactive Contamination in Areas of Russia. It has appendices and a section on Main Notions and Terms.
London: Guild Publishing, 1989. Reprint. Hardcover. 187,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Index. DJ has some wear, soiling, and small tear. Inscription on title page to Gotabaya Rajapaksa is signed by Lionel Balasuriya, near an address label pasted on title page. From 22 March 1991 - 21 August 2007 Lionel Balasuriya worked as a Director in Kenworth Corporation (U.K.) Limited. Len Cacutt was an editor of the magazine War Monthly, He spent five years during World War II as a Royal Air Force pilot. Lieutenant Colonel Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, RWP, RSP, psc, GR (born 20 June 1949) is a retired officer of the Sri Lanka Army, a former Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development of Sri Lanka. After serving through the early parts of the country's civil war with Tamil Tiger rebels, he retired from the army in 1992 and emigrated to the US. With the election of his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa was appointed Defence Secretary in November 2005. As Defence Secretary, Rajapaksa played a key role towards the successes achieved by the Sri Lankan Military in defeating the Tamil Tigers and ending Sri Lanka's 26-year-long civil war. Investigations on assassinations, abductions and assaults on journalist revealed that Gotabhaya directed a death squad to attack journalists that was outside the Army command structure during this time 17 journalists and media workers were killed and others were either assaulted or abducted.