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The Resource Producing power : the pre-Chernobyl history of the Soviet nuclear industry, Sonja D. Schmid, (electronic resource)

Producing power : the pre-Chernobyl history of the Soviet nuclear industry, Sonja D. Schmid, (electronic resource)

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Producing power : the pre-Chernobyl history of the Soviet nuclear industry
Title
Producing power
Title remainder
the pre-Chernobyl history of the Soviet nuclear industry
Statement of responsibility
Sonja D. Schmid
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Language
eng
Summary
The Chernobyl disaster has been variously ascribed to human error, reactor design flaws, and industry mismanagement. Six former Chernobyl employees were convicted of criminal negligence; they defended themselves by pointing to reactor design issues. Other observers blamed the Soviet style of ideologically driven economic and industrial management. In Producing Power, Sonja Schmid draws on interviews with veterans of the Soviet nuclear industry and extensive research in Russian archives as she examines these alternate accounts. Rather than pursue one'definitive'explanation, she investigates how each of these narratives makes sense in its own way and demonstrates that each implies adherence to a particular set of ideas -- about high-risk technologies, human-machine interactions, organizational methods for ensuring safety and productivity, and even about the legitimacy of the Soviet state. She also shows how these attitudes shaped, and were shaped by, the Soviet nuclear industry from its very beginnings.Schmid explains that Soviet experts established nuclear power as a driving force of social, not just technical, progress. She examines the Soviet nuclear industry's dual origins in weapons and electrification programs, and she traces the emergence of nuclear power experts as a professional community. Schmid also fundamentally reassesses the design choices for nuclear power reactors in the shadow of the Cold War's arms race. Schmid's account helps us understand how and why a complex sociotechnical system broke down. Chernobyl, while unique and specific to the Soviet experience, can also provide valuable lessons for contemporary nuclear projects.--
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1970-
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Schmid, Sonja D.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
  • Inside technology
  • Ebsco eBook Collection
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  • Nuclear engineering
  • Nuclear industry
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Nuclear energy
Label
Producing power : the pre-Chernobyl history of the Soviet nuclear industry, Sonja D. Schmid, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=959724
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction 1 Envisioning a Nuclear-Powered State 2: Between Atomic Bombs and Power Plants 3: Training Nuclear Experts 4: May the Atom Be a Worker, Not a Soldier! 5: Chernobyl 6: Conclusion Epilogue: Writing about Chernobyl after Fukushima Biographical Notes Methodological Appendix List of Interviews Notes Bibliography
Control code
ybp11933270
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 362 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780262321808
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904249268
Label
Producing power : the pre-Chernobyl history of the Soviet nuclear industry, Sonja D. Schmid, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=959724
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction 1 Envisioning a Nuclear-Powered State 2: Between Atomic Bombs and Power Plants 3: Training Nuclear Experts 4: May the Atom Be a Worker, Not a Soldier! 5: Chernobyl 6: Conclusion Epilogue: Writing about Chernobyl after Fukushima Biographical Notes Methodological Appendix List of Interviews Notes Bibliography
Control code
ybp11933270
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 362 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780262321808
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904249268

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