Nuclear Energy in the 21st century 4th edition now available!

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
  • A valuable account of many aspects of nuclear technology, including industry applications
  • Answers to public concerns about nuclear power including safety, proliferation, radiation and waste
  • Up-to-date data and references    

Now in its fourth edition, the text of Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century builds on seven editions of Nuclear Electricity(1978-2003). Since the first edition of Nuclear Electricity, the intention has been to get behind the controversies and selective arguments, and present facts about energy demand and how it is met, in part, by nuclear power.


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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 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.