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Nuclear power : a very short introduction

Author: J M Irvine
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Very short introductions, 268.
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"With the world desperate to find energy sources that do not emit carbon gases, the increasing cost of fossil fuels, and concerns about the security of their future supply, nuclear power is back on the agenda and in the news. the term 'nuclear power' causes anxiety in many people, and these concerns have been refueled by the impact of the 2011 earthquake- and tsunami-induced nuclear incident in Japan. Here, [the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Irvine
ISBN: 9780199584970 0199584974
OCLC Number: 690088059
Description: xx, 132 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: 1. A new science is born; 2. A new technology is developed; 3. Thermal nuclear reactors; 4. Nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste management; 5. Nuclear safety; 6. The cost of nuclear power; 7. Nuclear fusion power; 8. The need for nuclear power; Appendix.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 268.
Responsibility: Maxwell Irvine.
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Nuclear power is a highly topical issue and there is widespread debate concerning future energy budgets and how to replace our dependence on fossil fuels. Here, Maxwell Irvine provides an  Read more...

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CITATION: Irvine, M (2011). Nuclear power: a very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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