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Nuclear Energy, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: John Tabak, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Energy and the Environment
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  • ISBN-10: 1438143656
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4365-1
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2015
  • Dewey Number: 621
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

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, Second Edition 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. Providing 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 newly updated eBook also contrasts the nuclear policies of Germany, the United States, and France.

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About the Author(s)

John Tabak, Ph.D., performed graduate work at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and received a degree in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the coauthor of two titles in Facts On File's Science and Technology in Focus set, and the author of the acclaimed The History of Mathematics set and Significant Gestures: A History of American Sign Language, a social and scientific history of one of North America's most unique languages.

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