Nuclear Choices A Citizen's Guide to Nuclear Technology

ISBN-10: 0262731088
ISBN-13: 9780262731089
Edition: 2nd 1993 (Revised)
Authors: Richard Wolfson
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Description: The benefits of nuclear technology are real. So are the dangers. In Nuclear Choices, physicist Richard Wolfson provides the background needed to make informed choices about nuclear technologies, introducing concepts that can be used for evaluating  More...

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Book details

List price: $53.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/9/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

The benefits of nuclear technology are real. So are the dangers. In Nuclear Choices, physicist Richard Wolfson provides the background needed to make informed choices about nuclear technologies, introducing concepts that can be used for evaluating the claims of both proponents and opponents. Wolfson clearly and concisely explains the basics of nuclear energy, radiation, and nuclear power (electricity, reactors, nuclear waste, and alternatives to nuclear fission). For this edition he has completely revised the chapter on nuclear weapons (their history, technology, effects, delivery systems, strategy, and control). Readers are encouraged to make their own judgments on controversial nuclear issues. Richard Wolfson is Professor of Physics at Middlebury College.

Series Foreword
Preface
Nuclear News, Nuclear Choices
Atoms and Nuclei
Radioactivity: When Things Come Apart
Effects and Uses of Radiation
Energy from the Nucleus
Energy and People
Making Electricity
Nuclear Reactors
Reactor Safety
What About Nuclear Waste?
Alternatives to Nuclear Fission
History and Technology
The Effects of Nuclear Weapons
Delivering Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Strategy
Defense in the Nuclear Age
Controlling Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Power, Nuclear Weapons, and Nuclear Futures
Index

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