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An authoritative and unbiased guide to nuclear technology and the controversies that surround it. Are you for nuclear power or against it? What's the basis of your opinion? Did you know a CT scan gives you some 2 millisieverts of radiation? Do you know how much a millisievert is? Does irradiation make foods safer or less safe? What is the point of a bilateral Russia-US nuclear weapons treaty in a multipolar world? These are nuclear questions that call for nuclear choices, and this book equips citizens to make these choices informed ones. It explains, clearly and accessibly, the basics of…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
An authoritative and unbiased guide to nuclear technology and the controversies that surround it. Are you for nuclear power or against it? What's the basis of your opinion? Did you know a CT scan gives you some 2 millisieverts of radiation? Do you know how much a millisievert is? Does irradiation make foods safer or less safe? What is the point of a bilateral Russia-US nuclear weapons treaty in a multipolar world? These are nuclear questions that call for nuclear choices, and this book equips citizens to make these choices informed ones. It explains, clearly and accessibly, the basics of nuclear technology and describes the controversies surrounding its use.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: MIT Press Ltd
  • Seitenzahl: 479
  • Erscheinungstermin: 23. März 2021
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 223mm x 156mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 652g
  • ISBN-13: 9780262542036
  • ISBN-10: 026254203X
  • Artikelnr.: 60689636
Autorenporträt
Richard Wolfson is Benjamin F. Wissler Professor of Physics at Middlebury College. Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress is Scientist-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface
Chapter 1 Nuclear Questions, Nuclear Choices
Part I The Nuclear Difference
Chapter 2 Atoms and Nuclei
Chapter 3 Radioactivity
Chapter 4 Radiation
Chapter 5 Energy from the Nucleus
Part II Nuclear Power
Chapter 6 Energy: Using It, Making It
Chapter 7 Nuclear Reactors
Chapter 8 Reactor Safety
Chapter 9 Nuclear Waste and Fuel Cycles
Chapter 10 A Future for Nuclear Fission?
Chapter 11 Nuclear Fusion
Part III Nuclear Weapons
Chapter 12 Nuclear Weapons: History and Technology
Chapter 13 Effects of Nuclear Weapons
Chapter 14 Delivering Nuclear Weapons
Chapter 15 Nuclear Strategy
Chapter 16 Nuclear Terrorism
Chapter 17 Defense in the Nuclear Age
Chapter 18 Arms Control and Nuclear Proliferation
Chapter 19 A World Without Nuclear Weapons?
Chapter 20 Nuclear Power, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Futures
Index