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Superfuel : thorium, the green energy source for the future

Author: Richard Martin
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In this groundbreaking account of an energy revolution in the making, award-winning science writer Richard Martin introduces us to thorium, a radioactive element and alternative nuclear fuel that is far safer, cleaner, and more abundant than uranium. At the dawn of the Atomic Age, thorium and uranium seemed to be in close competition as the fuel of the future. Uranium, with its ability to undergo fission and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Martin
ISBN: 9780230116474 0230116477
OCLC Number: 745979637
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 262 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Lost Book of Thorium Power --
2. The Thunder Element --
3. The Only Safe Reactor --
4. Rickover and Weinberg --
5. The Birth of Nuclear Power --
6. The End of Nuclear Power --
7. The Asian Nuclear Power Race --
8. Nuclear's Next Generation --
9. The Business Crusade --
10. What We Must Do.
Other Titles: Super fuel
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