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The Resource Nuclear energy : what everyone needs to know, Charles D. Ferguson

Nuclear energy : what everyone needs to know, Charles D. Ferguson

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Nuclear energy : what everyone needs to know
Title
Nuclear energy
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
Charles D. Ferguson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Originally perceived as a cheap and plentiful source of power, the commercial use of nuclear energy has been controversial for decades. Worries about the dangers that nuclear plants and their radioactive waste posed to nearby communities grew over time, and plant construction in the United States virtually died after the early 1980s. The 1986 disaster at Chernobyl only reinforced nuclear power's negative image. Yet in the decade prior to the Japanese nuclear crisis of 2011, sentiment about nuclear power underwent a marked change. The alarming acceleration of global warming due to the burning of fossil fuels and concern about dependence on foreign fuel has led policymakers, climate scientists, and energy experts to look once again at nuclear power as a source of energy. In this overview, the author provides an account of the key facts about nuclear energy. What is the origin of nuclear energy? What countries use commercial nuclear power, and how much electricity do they obtain from it? How can future nuclear power plants be made safer? What can countries do to protect their nuclear facilities from military attacks? How hazardous is radioactive waste? Is nuclear energy a renewable energy source? Featuring a discussion of the recent nuclear crisis in Japan and its ramifications, he addresses these questions and more
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Ferguson, Charles D
Dewey number
333.792/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
What everyone needs to know
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear energy
Label
Nuclear energy : what everyone needs to know, Charles D. Ferguson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Fundamentals : What is energy, and what is power? -- 2. Energy security and costs of building power plants : What is energy security? --3. Climate change : What is the greenhouse effect? -- 4. Proliferation : What is nuclear proliferation? --5. Safety : What is nuclear safety? -- 6. Physical security : What is nuclear security? -- 7. Radioactive waste management : What are the types of radioactive waste, and how are they generated? -- 8. Sustainable energy : What is meant by a "sustainable energy system"?
Control code
ocn678923851
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780199759460
Lccn
2010044449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)678923851
Label
Nuclear energy : what everyone needs to know, Charles D. Ferguson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Fundamentals : What is energy, and what is power? -- 2. Energy security and costs of building power plants : What is energy security? --3. Climate change : What is the greenhouse effect? -- 4. Proliferation : What is nuclear proliferation? --5. Safety : What is nuclear safety? -- 6. Physical security : What is nuclear security? -- 7. Radioactive waste management : What are the types of radioactive waste, and how are they generated? -- 8. Sustainable energy : What is meant by a "sustainable energy system"?
Control code
ocn678923851
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780199759460
Lccn
2010044449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)678923851

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