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After , international organizations from the Red Cross to Greenpeace sought to help the victims, yet found themselves stymied by post-Soviet political circumstances they did not understand. International diplomats and scientists allied to the nuclear industry evaded or denied the fact of a wide-scale public health disaster caused by radiation exposure. Efforts to spin the story about Chernobyl were largely successful; the official death toll ranges between thirty-one and fifty-four people.
In reality, radiation exposure from the disaster caused between 35, and , deaths in Ukraine alone. No major international study tallied the damage, leaving Japanese leaders to repeat many of the same mistakes after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Drawing on a decade of archival research and on-the-ground interviews in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, Kate Brown unveils the full breadth of the devastation and the whitewash that followed.
Her findings make clear the irreversible impact of man-made radioactivity on every living thing; and hauntingly, they force us to confront the untold legacy of decades of weapons-testing and other nuclear incidents, and the fact that we are emerging into a future for which the survival manual has yet to be written. Kate Brown is an award-winning historian of environmental and nuclear history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her previous book, Plutopia, won seven academic prizes.
She splits her time between Washington, D. Customer Reviews Average Review. HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth. In , it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery. In , it was found. This is its story. In August year-old Greta Thunberg decided not to go to school one day. Her actions inspired millions, sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis. Collecting her most inspirational speeches, this book brings you Greta in her own words. The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways 'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday Times ' Underland is a magnificent feat of writing, travelling and thinking that feels genuinely frontier pushing, unsettling and exploratory' Evening Standard 'Marvellous Neverending curiosity, generosity of spirit, erudition, bravery and clarity This is a book well worth reading' The Times 'Extraordinary I turned the last page with the unusual conviction of having been in the company of a fine writer who is - who must surely be - a good man' Telegraph 'Poetry, science, a healthy sense of the uncanny and a touch of the shamanic are the hallmarks of his writing This is a journey that tells the story not just of nature but of human nature.
And there is noone I would more gladly follow on it' i 'Startling and memorable, charting invisible and vanishing worlds. Macfarlane has made himself Orpheus, the poet who ventures down to the darkest depths and returns - frighteningly alone-to sing of what he has seen' New Statesman. In Underland , Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart.
Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent on Landmarks. Newly translated eighty years later, it is ripe for rediscovery as it comes to Penguin Classics. The Porpoise by Mark Haddon 9 May. A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash.
She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about a beautiful young woman, hidden from the world. When a suitor visits, he understands far more than he should. A story about female friendship, ambition, power and finding your purpose in the world. The Passengers by John Marrs 16 May. When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course.
Now the public have to judge who should survive, but are the passengers all that they first seem? The new gripping page-turning thriller from the bestselling author of The One - soon to be a major Netflix series.
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The President is missing. The world is in shock. With details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver. Cari Mora by Thomas Harris 16 May. Harris makes a return with another dark and grisly tale. And unfortunately, the ruthless Hans-Peter Schneider has his eye on it…. Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson 28 May. Frankissstein opens in with Mary Shelley composing her gothic thriller Frankenstein.
We are then transported to the present-day where young transgender Doctor Ry Shelley meets and falls in love with renowned AI professor Victor Stein, who wants to liberate humans from the limits of their biology. This Storm by James Ellroy 30 May. Set during the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbour, war has been declared and anti-Japanese paranoia has reached its climax with the issue of Executive Order that sees all Japanese Americans deported to internment camps. But then a body is unearthed in a mudslide in LA and the murder victim is linked to an unsolved gold heist from April , the last days of the Nazi regime.
While bombs are falling on Berlin, the Gestapo are still searching for traitors, resistance fighters and deserters. People mistrust each other more than ever.
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Everyone could be a spy. In the midst of chaos, the young soldier Joachim Lassehn desperately wants to escape. Friedrich Wiegand, a trade unionist tortured in a concentration camp, tries to speed up the end of the war through sabotage. And Oskar Klose's pub is the conspiratorial meeting point of a small resistance group that the SS is trying to trace.
Weaving together their stories, Heinz Rein offers an unforgettable portrait of life in a city devastated by war. Unsettling, raw and cinematic, Berlin Finale was published in Germany in and quickly became one of the first best-selling books of the post-war period. Newly translated eighty years later, it is ripe for rediscovery. Sophy Henn celebrates all the different, extraordinary and sometimes contradictory things we are in this joyful and colourful rhyming picture book.
Perfect to read aloud - and then read again, and again! Out of the Shadows by Walt Odets 4 Jun. Despite living in a modern and progressive world, gay men still struggle with self-acceptance, shaking off the deep-seated stigma, and escaping the infamy of the AIDS epidemic. Clinical psychologist Walt Odets draws on the stories of his patients, as well as his own personal experiences within the gay community.
Afropean by Johny Pitts 6 Jun. Johny Pitts part memoir and part travelogue explores what it means to be black and European.
Taking readers on an alternative journey through Europe, including Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, Stockholm and Moscow, Pitts takes a look at how Afropeans juggle their overlapping identities. Booker Prize-winner Arundhati Roy has put together a collection of her political essays from the last 20 years. Qing Li presents forest bathing as the practice of spending time in the woods for better health, happiness and a sense of calm.
A pillar of Japanese culture for decades, forest bathing known as Shinrin-Yoku to locals is a way to reconnect with nature. Extinction Rebellion are inspiring a whole generation to take action on climate breakdown.
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This handbook offers facts to arm you, stories to empower you, pages to fill in and instructions on how to start your very own rebellion. A groundbreaking exploration of the problems of diversity in education, by two extremely talented young graduates. Featuring honest conversations with students past and present, Taking up Space goes beyond the buzzwords of diversity and inclusion and explores what those words truly mean for young black girls today.
Humans are increasingly becoming an indoor species. We spend 90 per cent of our life indoors. And, on average, we dedicate eight hours a day looking at screens. Our increasingly domestic lives are having huge consequences to our health. In Into the Forest , Immunologist and Forest Medicine expert, Dr Qing Li, examines the unprecedented benefits of the world's largest natural health resource: the great outdoors. Applying cutting-edge research and emerging science, Dr Li explores the inherent connection between nature and improved wellbeing.
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This practical guide will help you overcome some of life's most problematic health issues, including how to:. From mindful strolls in your local park to listening to the wind, from watching the sunset to walking barefoot in the grass, Dr Li reveals the life-improving advantages of spending time around trees, for a healthier and happier you.
The terrifying debut crime novel from Alex North, this psychological thriller follows a grieving father and son who are placed in mortal danger when an old serial killer appears to strike again in the sleepy village of Featherbank — decades after he was put behind bars. The protagonist of the book, Little Dog, writes about race, class, masculinity, sexuality, addiction and language, in a beautifully-raw and heart-breaking way.
The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan 27 Jun. Seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt loves her nanny Hannah more than her own mother. When Hannah disappears one summer night, Jo never gets over the loss. What other secrets will that lake give up to the police? Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking for a much-needed fresh start. But Featherbank has a dark past. Fifteen years ago, a twisted serial killer abducted and murdered five young boys.
Of course, an old crime need not trouble Tom and Jake as they try to settle in to their new home. Except that now another boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely.