Nuclear Choices: A Citizen's Guide to Nuclear Technology
The benefits of nuclear technology are real. So are the dangers. In Nuclear Choices, physicist Richard Wolfson provides citizens with the background they need to make informed choices about the nuclear technologies that provide a substantial portion of our electrical energy, help airlines detect terrorists' bombs, and enhance the diagnosis and treatment of disease, but that have also produced the devastation of Hiroshima and the accidents at Three-Mile Island and Chernobyl. Wolfson introduces the concepts needed to evaluate the claims of proponents and opponents of the various nuclear technologies. He clearly and concisely explains the basics of nuclear energy and radiation, nuclear power (electricity, reactors, nuclear waste, and alternatives to nuclear fission), and nuclear weapons (their history, technology, effects, delivery systems, strategy, and control), and he invites readers to make their own judgments on controversial nuclear issues. -- Back cover.
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Initially conceived by physicist Wolfson for his students at Middlebury College, this book provides a wonderfully lucid and comprehensive examination of nuclear technologies that is both accessible to ... Read full review
When Things Come Apart
Effects and Uses of Radiation
Energy from the Nucleus
Energy and People
What About Nuclear Waste?
Delivering Nuclear Weapons
Defense in the Nuclear
Controlling Nuclear Weapons
Alternatives to Nuclear Fission
History and Technology
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