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“The world has already been overwhelmed by one Chernobyl and one exclusion zone. It cannot afford any more. It must learn its lessons from what happened in and around Chernobyl on April 26, 1986.” – Serhii Plokhy, Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe The 26th April 1986 is a date that the world will never forget,  the date that the nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl…

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As someone who buys more books than he will ever have time to read and as someone who shares his home with a librarian, I am used to being surrounded by large piles of methodically organised books. Nothing, however, could have ever prepared me for my first visit to the Frankfurt Book Fair twelve years ago and the seemingly endless halls filled with shelf after…

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