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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Chernobyl Information
This website is an international platform for information about the long-term consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. Browse articles and find information on commemoration events.

World Health Organization: Ionizing Radiation
Download a complete copy of a report on the scale of the Chernobyl accident.

Nuclear Power
It's scary, it's expensive, and it could save the earth. Find out why at this site.

United Nations Children's Fund
Find fact sheets and photo essays from young people from Chernobyl-affected families in Minsk, Belarus.


Mycio, Mary. Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl. Joseph Henry Press, 2005.

"Chernoybl's Legacy: Health, Environmental and Socio-economic Impacts." International Atomic Energy Agency, 2005.

NGS Resources

Parfit, Michael. "Future Power: Where Will the World Get Its Next Energy Fix?" (August 2005), 2-31.

Simons, Lewis M. "Weapons of Mass Destruction." National Geographic (November 2002), 2-35.

Long, Michael E. "Half-Life: The Lethal Legacy of America's Nuclear Waste." National Geographic (July 2002), 2-33.

Gup, Ted. "Up From Ground Zero: Hiroshima." National Geographic (August 1995), 78-101.

Edwards, Mike. "Lethal Legacy: Pollution in the Former U.S.S.R." National Geographic (August 1994), 70-99.

Edwards, Mike. "Living With the Monster—Chornobyl." National Geographic (August 1994), 100-115.

Eliot, John L. "Bikini's Nuclear Graveyard." National Geographic (June 1992), 70-83.

Cobb, Charles E. "Living With Radiation." National Geographic (April 1989), 402-37.

Edwards, Mike W. "Chernobyl—One Year After." National Geographic (May 1987), 632-53.

Ellis, William S. "Bikini—A Way of Life Lost." National Geographic (June 1986), 810-34.

Bittinger, Charles Artist. "Operation Crossroads." National Geographic (April 1947), 519-30.

Markwith, Carl R. "Farewell to Bikini." National Geographic (July 1946), 97-116.

Arnold, Henry H. "Air Power for Peace." National Geographic (February 1946), 137-93.

Freidel, Frank B., Jr. "The Atomic Age: Its Problems and Promises." National Geographic (January 1946), 66-119.