Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
An in-depth series provides an accessible and comprehensive examination of the history, technology, science, environmental, and social implications associated with the acquisition of energy and the production of power across the globe.

Facts on File
Commercial nuclear power has long been one of the most controversial of all power-generating technologies, but the debate has not always been particularly informed. In order to understand the contribution that nuclear power makes today and its potential for the future, one must appreciate the various branches of physics, engineering, mathematics, economics, and the environment, as well as the way that power is supplied to the grid. It also helps to apply the same ideas and standards to the evaluation of competing technologies.

Neither an endorsement nor a condemnation of nuclear power, Nuclear Energy provides objective information that is accessible-assuming only a modest knowledge of high school algebra on the part of the reader-and broad in scope. This new title discusses the physics and technology of energy production, reactor design, nuclear safety, the relationship between commercial nuclear power and nuclear proliferation, and attempts made by the United States to resolve the problem of nuclear waste disposal. It concludes by contrasting the nuclear policies of Germany, the United States, and France. Harold Denton, former Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is questioned about the commercial nuclear industry in the United States.

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Explores the future of nuclear power as a source of energy, discussing the pros and cons of its use, how it works, the history of its use, and new developments.

Publisher: New York, NY : Facts On File, c2009
ISBN: 9780816070855
0816070857
Branch Call Number: 621.48 TAB
Characteristics: xvi, 206 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm

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