eBook Nuclear Energy, 1st Edition

  • Kevin Hillstrom
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  • ISBN-10: 1420511645
  • ISBN-13: 9781420511642
  • DDC: 333.792
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released October 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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This title in Lucent’s Hot Topics series provides an introduction to the use of nuclear energy as a power source. It takes a broad view of nuclear power in the world's energy future; it describes how nuclear power was discovered and how it works; the benefits of using nuclear energy, especially as an alternative to fossil fuels, and the drawbacks such as the problems of nuclear waste. It also looks at accidents at nuclear power plants and weighs the safety concerns. Finally, the book also looks at the latest developments in nuclear power and how these might affect future decisions about its use in the world. Provides thorough and balanced information on an important political, social, cultural, or moral topic. Visually appealing presentations and compelling examples provide context and inspire critical thought about issues that affect students, their peers, and their community.

Features and Benefits

  • Carefully crafted narrative, fully documented primary and secondary source quotations, informative sidebars, and study questions all provide excellent starting points for research and discussion.
  • Full-color photographs, maps, and charts enhance volumes in this series.