Nuclear Energy in the 21st century
Nuclear energy is a mature, safe and reliable technology capable of supplying electricity and / or heat on a large scale, at an affordable price, and without pollution or greenhouse gases. Because of these virtues, and the technology's ability to confer greater energy independence, governments around the world are turning increasingly to nuclear power as a central element in national energy strategies.
Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century is an authoritative resource for educators, students, policy-makers and interested lay-people alike. With balanced and accessible text, it provides:
• An introduction to nuclear science for the non-specialist
• A valuable account of many aspects of nuclear technology, including industry applications
• Answers to public concerns about nuclear power in the areas of safety, proliferation, radiation and waste
• Up-to-date data and references
This 3rd edition comes with a foreword by Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace. The author, Ian Hore-Lacy, is a widely respected educator about nuclear power and the author of several books on environmental and mining topics. Since 2001 he has been responsible for the Public Information Library on the World Nuclear Association web site.
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“Ian Hore-Lacy guides the reader expertly through the many complexities of nuclear energy. This is an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to distinguish fact from myth and to gain understanding in this crucial field.” Hans Blix, Chancellor, World Nuclear University, and Director General-Emeritus, International Atomic Energy Agency
"This book strikes me an an exceptional publication, worthy of wide review/readership. It is, in effect, a 'Nuclear 101' text for the industry." Zack Pate, Chairman-Emeritus, World Association of Nuclear Operators