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Chernobyl's Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead ZoneChernobyl's Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone by Rebecca L. Johnson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This interesting and important short book discusses the wildlife of the area surrounding the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster almost 30 years after. While humans are restricted, some animals seem to have flourished or at least not died from living in the area, showing how little we understand about radiation and its effects. Some birds and moles and wild boars have made the area home in ways they would not have before the explosion, but, for instance, spiders are nowhere to be found. Of course, there are also mutations and cancers, too. It's an interesting book including some lively photographs that is not too technical, but also does not talk down to its audience. A quick informative read. Highly recommended.

[I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.]



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