AUTHORBodansky, David
TITLENuclear Energy: Principles, Practices, and Prospects
PUBLISHERSpringer-Verlag
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED2004
ISBN0-387-20778-3


This textbook, an introduction to nuclear power, examines a wide range of topics. Those include the history of nuclear power, nuclear power as a substitute for fossil fuels, radioactivity and effects of radiation exposure, types of reactors, the fuel cycle, nuclear waste, the Yucca Mountain repository, reactor safety, future reactors, proliferation of nuclear weapons, and the prospects for nuclear energy. Originally meant for people with at least a year of college physics, the second edition was revised for a more general audience and provides an introduction to nuclear physics in the appendix for readers without a technical background. The book also contains a good glossary of terms associated with nuclear enenrgy. Its author is a physics professor.


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