Nuclear Choices

Nuclear Choices

A Citizen's Guide to Nuclear Technology

eBook - 1993
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MIT Press

The benefits of nuclear technology are real. So are the dangers. In Nuclear Choices, physicist Richard Wolfson provides the background needed to make informed choices about nuclear technologies, introducing concepts that can be used for evaluating the claims of both proponents and opponents. Wolfson clearly and concisely explains the basics of nuclear energy, radiation, and nuclear power (electricity, reactors, nuclear waste, and alternatives to nuclear fission). For this edition he has completely revised the chapter on nuclear weapons (their history, technology, effects, delivery systems, strategy, and control). Readers are encouraged to make their own judgments on controversial nuclear issues.Richard Wolfson is Professor of Physics at Middlebury College.


background needed to make informed choices about nuclear technologies, introducing concepts that can be used for evaluating the claims of both proponents and opponents

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Wolfson (physics and liberal arts, Middlebury College) has revised his rational and credible 1991 edition. His good sense will distress the anti-nuclear groups. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1993
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780585270975
058527097X
0262731088
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 467 pages) : illustrations

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