AUTHORAngelo, Joseph A., Jr.
TITLENuclear Technology
PUBLISHERGreenwood Press
CITYWestport, CT
DATE PUBLISHED2004
ISBN1-57356-336-6


This book describes principles of nuclear power reactors, propulsion, and radioactivity, and the use of radiation in medicine and food preservation. It examines social and political aspects of nuclear power, including deterrence, health effects of radiation, and nuclear accidents, such as the accident at Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania. The book contains a number of charts and photographs, a timeline of nuclear technology development, an extensive glossary of nuclear terms, and a detailed list of nuclear associations and demonstration websites. The author, Joseph Angelo, Jr., served as a nuclear research officer in the United States Air Force and wrote a number of technical books. The book is suitable for an introductory textbook on applications of nuclear energy.


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