Nuclear Energy

Explores the future of nuclear power as a source of energy, discussing the pros and cons of its use, how it works, the history of its use, and new developments.

Nuclear Energy

Explores the future of nuclear power as a source of energy, discussing the pros and cons of its use, how it works, the history of its use, and new developments.

The Pros and Cons of Nuclear Power

Discusses the issues surrounding nuclear power, including an overview of the energy crisis, the environmental consequences, and the future of nuclear power.

The Pros and Cons of Nuclear Power

Discusses the issues surrounding nuclear power, including an overview of the energy crisis, the environmental consequences, and the future of nuclear power.

Nuclear Power A Very Short Introduction

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Nuclear Power  A Very Short Introduction

With the World desperate to find energy sources that do not emit carbon gasses, nuclear power is back on the agenda and in the news, following the increasing cost of fossil fuels and concerns about the security of their future supply. However, the term 'nuclear power' causes anxiety in many people and there is confusion concerning the nature and extent of the associated risks. Here, Maxwell Irvine presents a concise introduction to the development of nuclear physics leading up to the emergence of the nuclear power industry. He discusses the nature of nuclear energy and deals with various aspects of public concern, considering the risks of nuclear safety, the cost of its development, and waste disposal. Dispelling some of the widespread confusion about nuclear energy, Irvine considers the relevance of nuclear power, the potential of nuclear fusion, and encourages informed debate about its potential. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Nuclear Energy

Examines the discovery and creation of nuclear energy, its uses, both beneficial and destructive, and the hazards of radioactive waste. Includes related activities.

Nuclear Energy

Examines the discovery and creation of nuclear energy, its uses, both beneficial and destructive, and the hazards of radioactive waste. Includes related activities.

Nuclear Energy

Acclaim for the first edition: "...The book provides a superb background for scientists and those in technical fields.

Nuclear Energy

This second edition represents an extensive revision of the ?rst edition, - though the motivation for the book and the intended audiences, as described inthepreviouspreface,remainthesame. Theoveralllengthhasbeenincreased substantially, with revised or expanded discussions of a number of topics, - cluding Yucca Mountain repository plans, new reactor designs, health e?ects of radiation, costs of electricity, and dangers from terrorism and weapons p- liferation. The overall status of nuclear power has changed rather little over the past eight years. Nuclear reactor construction remains at a very low ebb in much of the world, with the exception of Asia, while nuclear power’s share of the electricity supply continues to be about 75% in France and 20% in the United States. However,therearesignsofaheightenedinterestinconsideringpossible nuclear growth. In the late 1990s, the U. S. Department of Energy began new programs to stimulate research and planning for future reactors, and many candidate designs are now contending—at least on paper—to be the next generation leaders. Outside the United States, the commercial development ofthePebbleBedModularReactorisbeingpursuedinSouthAfrica,aFrench- German consortium has won an order from Finlandfor the long-plannedEPR (European Pressurized Water Reactor), and new reactors have been built or planned in Asia. In an unanticipated positive development for nuclear energy, the capacity factor of U. S. reactors has increased dramatically in recent years, and most operating reactors now appear headed for 20-year license renewals.

Nuclear Power

Discusses the uses, the problems, and the future of nuclear power.

Nuclear Power

Discusses the uses, the problems, and the future of nuclear power.

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy


A Case for Nuclear generated Electricity Or Why I Think Nuclear Power is Cool and why it is Important that You Think So Too

The case for technology -- The case for electrical power -- A little basic nuclear science -- Nuclear reactor physics and nuclear reactors -- All the bad stuff about things nuclear -- Energy, the big picture and our choices -- The status of ...

A Case for Nuclear generated Electricity  Or  Why I Think Nuclear Power is Cool and why it is Important that You Think So Too

The case for technology -- The case for electrical power -- A little basic nuclear science -- Nuclear reactor physics and nuclear reactors -- All the bad stuff about things nuclear -- Energy, the big picture and our choices -- The status of nuclear power today -- The future of nuclear power -- What all this means to you and what you can do.

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy is one of the most popular texts ever published on basic nuclear physics, systems, and applications of nuclear energy.

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy is one of the most popular texts ever published on basic nuclear physics, systems, and applications of nuclear energy. This newest edition continues the tradition of offering a holistic treatment of everything the undergraduate engineering student needs to know in a clear and accessible way. Presented is a comprehensive overview of radioactivity, radiation protection, nuclear reactors, waste disposal, and nuclear medicine. • New coverage on nuclear safety concerns following 9/11, including radiation and terrorism, nuclear plant security, and use of nuclear techniques to detect weapons materials • New facts on nuclear waste management, including the Yucca Mountain repository • New developments in the use of nuclear-powered systems for generating cheap and abundant hydrogen from water using nuclear technology • New information on prospects for new nuclear power reactors and their applications for electricity and desalination • New end-of-chapter Exercises and Answers, lists of Internet resources, and updated references. • New instructor web site including Solutions to Exercises and PowerPoint slides • New student web site containing computer programs for use with Computer Exercises

Nuclear Power

Explains what nuclear power is and where it comes from, its advantages and problems, and if nuclear power is a source of energy for the future.

Nuclear Power

Explains what nuclear power is and where it comes from, its advantages and problems, and if nuclear power is a source of energy for the future.

The Fundamentals of Nuclear Power Generation

Since the dawn of nuclear energy to recent events in the nuclear industry...if you have ever been curious about nuclear power, then this is the book for you.

The Fundamentals of Nuclear Power Generation

Since the dawn of nuclear energy to recent events in the nuclear industry...if you have ever been curious about nuclear power, then this is the book for you. From the people who work in the nuclear industry to the nuclear groups that help guide the nuclear industry....this book is dedicated to all those that have brought this industry to where it is today. Nuclear power is technology that can bring electricity to every household... but we must first make sure everyone knows what the facts are...read this book.

No Nukes

A classic.

No Nukes

A classic. A comprehensive and accessible presentation of the ins-and-outs of nuclear power. It includes explanations of nuclear plant operation, the fuel cycle, health and safety hazards, the economics and politics of nuclear power, international anti-nuclear programs, and alternative energy sources.

Nuclear Energy

Featuring 19 peer-reviewed entries by recognized authorities in the field, this book provides comprehensive, streamlined coverage of fundamentals, current areas of research, and goals for the future.

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy provides an authoritative reference on all aspects of the nuclear industry from fundamental reactor physics calculations to reactor design, nuclear fuel resources, nuclear fuel cycle, radiation detection and protection, and nuclear power economics. Featuring 19 peer-reviewed entries by recognized authorities in the field, this book provides comprehensive, streamlined coverage of fundamentals, current areas of research, and goals for the future. The chapters will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and energy industry experts.

Nuclear Energy

The book explores the various dimensions of nuclear energy. The book is suitable for readers from every background such as students, research scholars, interested readers and academicians.

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy has enormous applications in various fields to improve our lives. Nuclear is one of the most reliable, safest, efficient, eco-friendly and long lasting source of energy available to us. It has multitudes of applications right from powering our homes to diagnose and treat a number of illnesses. The wide availability of nuclear fuel makes it the most reliable source of energy that can power our civilisations for centuries to come. It is the ultimate solution to overcome the energy crisis that we are facing. The looming danger of global warming can be effectively averted by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and accepting nuclear energy. Developing world needs to accept nuclear energy as a tool to achieve rapid growth and development. The book explores the various dimensions of nuclear energy. The book is suitable for readers from every background such as students, research scholars, interested readers and academicians.

Nuclear Energy Materials And Reactors Volume I

These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers.

Nuclear Energy Materials And Reactors   Volume I

Nuclear Energy Materials and Reactors is a component of Encyclopedia of Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Nuclear energy is a type of technology involving the controlled use of nuclear fission to release energy for work including propulsion, heat, and the generation of electricity. The theme on Nuclear Energy Materials and Reactors discusses: Fundamentals of Nuclear Energy; Nuclear Physics; Nuclear Interactions; Nuclear Reactor Theory; Nuclear Reactor Design; Nuclear Reactor Kinetics; Reactivity Changes; Nuclear Power Plants; Pressurized Water Reactors; Boiling Water Reactors; Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors; Heavy Water Light Water Reactors; Advanced Gas Cooled Reactors; Light Water Graphite Reactors; High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactors; Pebble Bed Modular Reactor; Radioactive Wastes, Origins, Classification and Management; Nuclear Reactor Overview and Reactor Cycles; The Nuclear Reactor Closed Cycle; Safety of Boiling Water Reactors; Supercritical Water-Cooled Nuclear Reactors: Review and Status; The Gas-Turbine Modular Helium Reactor; Application of Risk Assessment to Nuclear Power Plants; Production and Recycling Resources for Nuclear Fission. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power takes a closer look at the science behind nuclear energy. Find out how nuclear power is made, learn about the different arguments for and against nuclear power.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power takes a closer look at the science behind nuclear energy. Find out how nuclear power is made, learn about the different arguments for and against nuclear power. CONTENTS :Notes | What is nuclear power ? | All about uranium | Nuclear energ

Nuclear Energy

In Nuclear Energy: What Everyone Need to Know, Charles Ferguson provides an authoritative but highly accessible guide to the controversial issue of nuclear power.

Nuclear Energy

In Nuclear Energy: What Everyone Need to Know, Charles Ferguson provides an authoritative but highly accessible guide to the controversial issue of nuclear power. He contrasts its potential for providing electrical power that is very low in greenhouse gas emissions with the threat that its fuel and waste pose.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power is the first in this brand-new series and explains in detail how nuclear power works, its costs, benefits as part of the electricity supply system and examines its record.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power is the first in this brand-new series and explains in detail how nuclear power works, its costs, benefits as part of the electricity supply system and examines its record. This book covers the debate: Is nuclear power expensive, dangerous and inflexible? Or is it an opportunity to invest in a long-term large-scale electricity source that will help win the battle against climate change?

Nuclear Energy Leadership

This timely book illustrates with convincing detail and relevant case studies how the lessons from the best nuclear operators can be applied to nonnuclear operations-based organizations to markedly improve production and safety performance.

Nuclear Energy Leadership

The nuclear industry has quietly evolved over the past 30 years to become one of the safest and most reliable low-cost producers of electricity. Mary Jo Rogers's new book, Nuclear Energy Leadership: Lessons Learned from US Operators, provides helpful suggestions as well as useful tools drawn from the best of the nuclear industry. This timely book illustrates with convincing detail and relevant case studies how the lessons from the best nuclear operators can be applied to nonnuclear operations-based organizations to markedly improve production and safety performance. The author draws from a research database on nuclear leaders, supervisors, senior leadership teams and organizations, interviews with numerous nuclear leaders, as well as extensive personal experience assisting in nuclear power plant turnarounds. With increased pressure on cost of production for fossil generation and oil and gas, readers from the energy and utility industries would greatly benefit from the lessons learned by excellent nuclear operators.