AUTHORGarwin, Richard L. / Charpak, Georges
TITLEMegawatts and Megatons: A Turning Point in the Nuclear Age?
PUBLISHERAlfred Knopf
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED2001
ISBN0-375-40394-9


This readable text integrates the physical science and the political science required to address current issues in both nuclear power and nuclear weapons. It contains information relevant to current debates on arms control, reactors for civilian power, and current nuclear policy on ballistic missile defense. Quantitative data is used to support the authors' positions on important nuclear issues; they argue in favor of arms control and nuclear power. The background of the two authors allows them to present a credible world view on nuclear matters: both are leading experts. Richard Garwin received the 1996 Enrico Fermi Award and Georges Charpak received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Physics. Numerous diagrams and cartoons are used to explain important concepts.


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