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Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power

  • By: David E. Newton

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ISBN: 9788130931364

Bind: Hardbound

Year: 2017

Pages: 304

Size: 153 x 229 mm

Publisher: Facts On File Inc.

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


Nuclear energy has sometimes been called “the double-edged sword of science.” That phrase reflects the fact that nuclear energy can be used for both useful and constructive purposes and for deadly and destructive ends. Indeed, the context in which the world was first introduced to nuclear energy was the latter, when nuclear energy was used to produce the most destructive and terrible weapons the human race had ever seen. Nuclear scientists have always promised the general public that nuclear energy has many potential positive benefits also. Almost certainly, the greatest potential benefit accruing from nuclear energy is the availability of an almost endless and environmentally attractive source of power. The generation of nuclear power, however, also creates issues of safety and radioactive waste. Nuclear Power provides readers with clear and essential information needed to define, understand, and research these important issues.

Each volume of the Viva Library in a Book series is carefully designed to be a first-stop research source on important current issues. Written clearly and carefully so that even the most complex aspects of the topic are easily understandable, the books give the reader the essential information to begin work, plus the research tools needed to delve more deeply into the issue. Each book includes a history of the subject, biographical information on important figures in the field, a complete annotated bibliography, and a carefully designed index-everything the researcher needs to get down to work.




Chapter 1: An Introduction to Nuclear Power and Issues Over Its Use in the United States
Chapter 2: The Law and Nuclear Power
Chapter 3: Chronology
Chapter 4: Biographical Listing
Chapter 5: Glossary

Chapter 6: How to Research Nuclear Power Issues
Chapter 7: Annotated Bibliography
Chapter 8: Organizations and Agencies

Appendix A: Atomic Energy Act of 1946 (Public Law 79-585)
Appendix B: Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (Public Law 83-703)
Appendix C: Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (Public Law 97 -425)
Appendix D: U.S. Supreme Court: Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. v. NRDC, 462 U.S. 87 (1983)
Appendix E: U.S. Supreme Court: Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee Corp., 464 U.S. 238 (1984)
Appendix F: Statistics and Data on Nuclear Power


About the Author:

David E. Newton holds an associate's degree in science from Grand Rapids Junior College, a B.S. in chemistry (with high distinction) and an M.A. in education from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in science education from Harvard University. He taught mathematics and physical sciences in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for 13 years, was a professor of chemistry and physics at Salem State College in Massachusetts for 15 years, and was an adjunct professor in the College of Professional Studies at University of San Francisco for 10 years. He is the author of more than 400 textbooks, encyclopedias, resource books, research manuals, laboratory manuals, trade books, and other educational materials.


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