Nuclear Power, 1st Edition

  • Paul Breeze
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  • ISBN-10: 0128095121
  • ISBN-13: 9780128095126
  • DDC: 333.7924
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 106 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released May 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book provides a concise, up-to-date, accessible guide to the most controversial form of power generation. The author includes a comprehensive description of the various methods for generating nuclear power and evaluates the political, strategic, environmental, economic, and emotional factors involved in each method.

The analysis of real-life, tragic examples, such as the accidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima help the reader understand the associated risks and dangers of this method of power generation and the radioactive waste it creates. This is a valuable and insightful read for those involved in nuclear power, including power plant designers and engineers, as well as those involved in the protection of society and the environment.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
The Power Generation Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: An Introduction to Nuclear Power.
2: Nuclear Fuel and the Nuclear Resource.
3: The Basics of Nuclear Power.
4: Water-Cooled Reactors.
5: Gas-Cooled Reactors.
6: Breeder Reactors.
7: Advanced Reactor Design and Small Modular Reactors.
8: Nuclear Fission.
9: The Environment Effects of Nuclear Power.
10: The Cost of Electricity From Nuclear Power Stations.