A Guide to Nuclear Technology in Canada

Book - 2009
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Oxford University Press
In the face of climate change and oil shortages, nuclear technology offers many important possibilities. Half-Lives evaluates the promise of nuclear technology as a source of clean energy, as well as the wide range of applications in medicine and industry it offers in a uniquely Canadian context.

Half-Lives explains the fundamentals of nuclear reactions and radioactivity with deftly crafted prose that precludes the need for a deep background in mathematics or science. The uses of nuclear technology in Canada are explored in clear, accessible language, from uranium mining to electricity-producing nuclear power reactors (including the Canadian-designed CANDU reactor), to nuclear medicine and industrial applications.

First published in 2002, Half-Lives remains the only book to consider nuclear technology from a Canadian perspective; this new edition updates the issues in light of industry developments, politics, and environmental crisis.

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, c2009
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780195431520
Characteristics: viii, 272 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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