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Sep 2006
Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century
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Academic Press
ISBN 0123736226
168 pp
Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century
by Ian Hore-Lacy

The most up-to-date information on nuclear energy and the production of electrical energy presented by an international authority. Nuclear power plants now operate in some 30 countries, and nuclear energy has become a safe and reliable source of one-sixth of the world's electricity. This base has the potential to be expanded widely as part of a worldwide clean-energy revolution.

Coverage includes:

  • An inroad into nuclear science for the non-specialist
  • A valuable account of many aspects of nuclear technology, including industry applications
  • Answers to public concerns about safety, proliferation, and waste management
  • Up-to-date data and references

Foreword by Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, which attests to today's worldwide re-evaluation of nuclear power.

The World Nuclear University (WNU) is a global partnership of industry, inter-governmental, and academic institutions committed to enhancing education in nuclear science and technology. WNU partners include the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the OECD, and the World Nuclear Association (WNA). With a secretariat staffed by government-sponsored secondees, the London-based WNU Coordinating Centre fosters a diversity of collaborative projects to strengthen nuclear education and rebuild future leadership in nuclear science and technology.

Also by Ian Hore-Lacy: good review article on small nuclear reactors

"Ian Hore-Lacy guides the reader expertly through the many complexities of nuclear energy. This is an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to distinguish fact from myth and to gain understanding in this crucial field."
     -- Hans Blix, Chancellor, World Nuclear University, and Director General-Emeritus, International Atomic Energy Agency

"This book by the World Nuclear University Press is a terrifically well crafted primer on the whole topic of nuclear energy and other nuclear technologies. For someone interested in facts, not ideology, this is a fine piece of literature. I am told that the WNU uses this book as a background text in its annual 6-week summer programme in Oxford which is designed to develop a cadre of responsible future leaders for the global nuclear industry."
     --amazon.com review

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