eBook Real-World STEM: Eliminate the Threat of Nuclear Terror, 1st Edition

  • Bradley Steffens
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  • ISBN-10: 1682822427
  • ISBN-13: 9781682822425
  • DDC: 363.325
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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The world is awash in weapons-grade nuclear materials, and terrorists are intent on using some to build a nuclear weapon. Scientists and engineers are pursuing a multi-pronged strategy to eliminate the threat by securing nuclear stockpiles, detecting the movement of unsecured radioactive materials, tracking the terrorists, and disarming the weapons before they are used.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Great Engineering Achievements.
2: Introduction: An Ominous Threat.
3: Current Status: Blocking the Pathway to a Bomb.
4: Problems: Identifying Gaps in Security.
5: Solutions: Safeguarding or Eliminating Nuclear Materials.
6: Solutions: Tracking, Detecting, and Stopping the Use of Nuclear Materials.
Source Notes.
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Picture Credits.
About the Author.