AUTHORTucker, William
TITLETerrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America's Energy Odyssey
PUBLISHERBartleby Press
CITYWashington, D.C.
DATE PUBLISHED2008
ISBN978-0-910155-76-2


The author, a journalist, seeks to demystify nuclear power in order to advocate an alliance between solar and nuclear power as the best way to combat global warming and reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuels. The book is divided into four sections: the Crisis, the Fossil Fuels, Solar and Renewables, and “Terrestrial,” a term adopted by the author for nuclear energy. Drawing on interviews with prominent scientists, environmentalists, and professionals in the energy industry, the author discusses the development as well as the benefits and limitations of each energy source. From the inception of the nuclear age in World War II to Atoms for Peace to Three Mile Island, the author provides a history of the major events and developments in nuclear power, through the lens of a strong advocate for nuclear power. A final chapter describes the author's positive impressions of the French experience with nuclear power based on a week-long visit to their nuclear facilities.


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