Open in the App Open in the App Open in the App

Get key ideas from this and 2,500+ other books in just a few minutes

Get the key ideas from

Atomic Accidents

A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters from the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima

By James Mahaffey
12-minute read
Audio available
Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters from the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima by James Mahaffey

Atomic Accidents (2014) explores the evolution of one of the most fascinating and yet controversial technologies of our times, nuclear energy. These blinks explore the development of nuclear technology and reveal the details behind the tragic accidents that occurred along the way.

  • People curious about the pros and cons of nuclear energy
  • Historians or students of engineering and technology
  • People wanting to better understand the debate over nuclear power

Nuclear engineer James Mahaffey was a senior research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and has worked for the US Defence Department’s Defense Nuclear Agency, the Air Force Air Logistics Center and the National Ground Intelligence Center. He is also the author of Atomic Awakening: A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power.

Go Premium and get the best of Blinkist

Upgrade to Premium now and get unlimited access to the Blinkist library. Read or listen to key insights from the world’s best nonfiction.

Upgrade to Premium

What is Blinkist?

The Blinkist app gives you the key ideas from a bestselling nonfiction book in just 15 minutes. Available in bitesize text and audio, the app makes it easier than ever to find time to read.

Discover
2,500+ top
nonfiction titles

Get unlimited access to the most important ideas in business, investing, marketing, psychology, politics, and more. Stay ahead of the curve with recommended reading lists curated by experts.

Ever read 4 books in one day?
Now you can. Sign up for a free trial—you'll get instant access to the biggest ideas from 2,500+ best-selling nonfiction books.
Created with Sketch.