AUTHORCravens, Gwyneth
TITLEPower to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy
PUBLISHERAlfred A. Knopf
CITYNew York, NY

This informative narrative relates the author's conversion from an active opponent of nuclear power to an advocate for it. The book is based on the author's travels with her mentor, scientist Dr. Rip Anderson, through sites related to the nuclear fuel cycle in the United States, including nuclear power plants, uranium mines and mills, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico, and Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The author, a novelist and scientific writer, integrates her personal experiences with scientific and technical information to produce a readable account of issues associated with nuclear power. She emphasizes the positive role of nuclear power in the global energy portfolio while dismissing many of the objections to it. Informal in its writing and organization, the book is suitable for readers coming freshly to the subject, but not as useful as a reference for particular topics. A glossary is included.

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