The Resource Why we need nuclear power : the environmental case, Michael H. Fox

Why we need nuclear power : the environmental case, Michael H. Fox

Label
Why we need nuclear power : the environmental case
Title
Why we need nuclear power
Title remainder
the environmental case
Statement of responsibility
Michael H. Fox
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Nuclear power may just be the most important solution to our search for clean, sustainable energy sources. Although wind and solar can contribute to our energy mix, we need a reliable source to meet large-scale energy demands and break our dependence on fossil fuels. However, most people are wary, if not downright afraid, of nuclear power. Given nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima, it's not difficult to see why. In the wake of these events, fear has clouded the public's understanding of the facts. It's time to clear up those misconceptions and examine the science behind nuclear p
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Fox, Michael H
Dewey number
333.7924
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
TK9153
LC item number
.F69 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear energy
  • Global warming
  • Nuclear industry
  • Nuclear industry
  • Radioactive waste disposal
Label
Why we need nuclear power : the environmental case, Michael H. Fox
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Cover; Why We Need Nuclear Power; Copyright; Dedications; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Introduction; PART ONE Global Warming and Energy Production; 1 Global Climate Change: Real or Myth?; WHAT IS THE DEBATE ABOUT?; The IPCC and International Conventions; The Greenhouse Effect; Skeptical Politicians and Pundits; Skeptical Scientists; HISTORICAL TEMPERATURE AND GREENHOUSE GAS RECORD; The Last 10,000 Years of Climate: The Holocene; RECENT CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE AND CO[sub(2)]; MELTING GLACIERS AND RISING SEAS; MODELS; RESPONSE TO SINGER AND AVERY
  • PREDICTIONS OF FUTURE GLOBAL WARMING AND CONSEQUENCESSea Level and Acidifi cation; Global Weirding; 2 Where Our Energy Comes From; A BRIEF HISTORY OF ENERGY; Coal; Oil and Natural Gas; Uranium; HOW MUCH ENERGY DO WE USE AND WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?; World Energy Usage; WHAT CAN BE DONE TO REDUCE OUR CARBON-INTENSIVE ENERGY ECONOMY?; 3 The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Coal and Gas; COAL; Anatomy of a Coal-Fired Plant; Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Other Pollutants; Mining and Health Hazards; How Much Is There?; Carbon Capture and Storage; NATURAL GAS; How Much Is There?; Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Fracking4 The Siren Song of Renewable Energy; SOLAR; Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Power; Concentrated Solar Power (CSP); Solar Heating; Limitations of Solar Power; WIND; Limitations of Wind Power; SUMMARY; 5 Back to the Future: Nuclear Power; ANATOMY OF A REACTOR; ADVANTAGES OF NUCLEAR POWER; Baseload Power; Greenhouse Gas Emission; Location and Footprint; Cost; Subsidies for Nuclear and Renewables; ADVANCED REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CAN NUCLEAR REPLACE COAL?; ARGUMENTS AGAINST NUCLEAR POWER; PART TWO Radiation and Its Biological Effects; 6 The World of the Atom; WHAT IS RADIATION?
  • BLACK BODY RADIATION: THE QUANTUMTHE NUCLEAR ATOM; THE QUANTUM ATOM; THE NUCLEUS; RADIOACTIVITY: DECAY PROCESSES; FISSION; SUMMARY; 7 How Dangerous Is Radiation?; INTERACTIONS OF RADIATION WITH MATTER; Electromagnetic Radiation (Photon) Interactions; Charged Particle Interactions; Neutron Interactions; WHAT IS A DOSE OF RADIATION?; EFFECTS OF RADIATION ON DNA AND CELLS; How Does Radiation Cause Cancer?; WHAT ARE THE RISKS?; Death from Radiation; Cancer from Radiation; Hereditary Effects of Radiation; HOW BAD IS PLUTONIUM?; SUMMARY; 8 What Comes Naturally and Not So Naturally
  • NATURAL BACKGROUND RADIATIONCosmic Radiation; Primordial Terrestrial Radiation; MEDICAL EXPOSURE; HOW DANGEROUS IS BACKGROUND RADIATION?; PART THREE The Risks of Nuclear Power; 9 Nuclear Waste; WHAT IS NUCLEAR WASTE?; THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF WASTE STORAGE; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT (WIPP); RECYCLING SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL; MAKING NEW FUEL FROM RECYCLED "WASTE"; SUMMARY; 10 About Those Accidents; THE SCARE, MARCH 16, 1979; THREE MILE ISLAND, MARCH 28, 1979; How the Accident Happened; Consequences of TMI; CHERNOBYL, APRIL 26, 1986; How the Accident Happened
  • The Hazardous Radioisotopes
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (322 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199344581
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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Label
Why we need nuclear power : the environmental case, Michael H. Fox
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Cover; Why We Need Nuclear Power; Copyright; Dedications; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Introduction; PART ONE Global Warming and Energy Production; 1 Global Climate Change: Real or Myth?; WHAT IS THE DEBATE ABOUT?; The IPCC and International Conventions; The Greenhouse Effect; Skeptical Politicians and Pundits; Skeptical Scientists; HISTORICAL TEMPERATURE AND GREENHOUSE GAS RECORD; The Last 10,000 Years of Climate: The Holocene; RECENT CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE AND CO[sub(2)]; MELTING GLACIERS AND RISING SEAS; MODELS; RESPONSE TO SINGER AND AVERY
  • PREDICTIONS OF FUTURE GLOBAL WARMING AND CONSEQUENCESSea Level and Acidifi cation; Global Weirding; 2 Where Our Energy Comes From; A BRIEF HISTORY OF ENERGY; Coal; Oil and Natural Gas; Uranium; HOW MUCH ENERGY DO WE USE AND WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?; World Energy Usage; WHAT CAN BE DONE TO REDUCE OUR CARBON-INTENSIVE ENERGY ECONOMY?; 3 The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Coal and Gas; COAL; Anatomy of a Coal-Fired Plant; Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Other Pollutants; Mining and Health Hazards; How Much Is There?; Carbon Capture and Storage; NATURAL GAS; How Much Is There?; Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Fracking4 The Siren Song of Renewable Energy; SOLAR; Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Power; Concentrated Solar Power (CSP); Solar Heating; Limitations of Solar Power; WIND; Limitations of Wind Power; SUMMARY; 5 Back to the Future: Nuclear Power; ANATOMY OF A REACTOR; ADVANTAGES OF NUCLEAR POWER; Baseload Power; Greenhouse Gas Emission; Location and Footprint; Cost; Subsidies for Nuclear and Renewables; ADVANCED REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CAN NUCLEAR REPLACE COAL?; ARGUMENTS AGAINST NUCLEAR POWER; PART TWO Radiation and Its Biological Effects; 6 The World of the Atom; WHAT IS RADIATION?
  • BLACK BODY RADIATION: THE QUANTUMTHE NUCLEAR ATOM; THE QUANTUM ATOM; THE NUCLEUS; RADIOACTIVITY: DECAY PROCESSES; FISSION; SUMMARY; 7 How Dangerous Is Radiation?; INTERACTIONS OF RADIATION WITH MATTER; Electromagnetic Radiation (Photon) Interactions; Charged Particle Interactions; Neutron Interactions; WHAT IS A DOSE OF RADIATION?; EFFECTS OF RADIATION ON DNA AND CELLS; How Does Radiation Cause Cancer?; WHAT ARE THE RISKS?; Death from Radiation; Cancer from Radiation; Hereditary Effects of Radiation; HOW BAD IS PLUTONIUM?; SUMMARY; 8 What Comes Naturally and Not So Naturally
  • NATURAL BACKGROUND RADIATIONCosmic Radiation; Primordial Terrestrial Radiation; MEDICAL EXPOSURE; HOW DANGEROUS IS BACKGROUND RADIATION?; PART THREE The Risks of Nuclear Power; 9 Nuclear Waste; WHAT IS NUCLEAR WASTE?; THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF WASTE STORAGE; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT (WIPP); RECYCLING SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL; MAKING NEW FUEL FROM RECYCLED "WASTE"; SUMMARY; 10 About Those Accidents; THE SCARE, MARCH 16, 1979; THREE MILE ISLAND, MARCH 28, 1979; How the Accident Happened; Consequences of TMI; CHERNOBYL, APRIL 26, 1986; How the Accident Happened
  • The Hazardous Radioisotopes
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (322 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199344581
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000076976
  • (EBL)1591370
  • (SSID)ssj0001080754
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12486773
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001080754
  • (PQKBWorkID)11071428
  • (PQKB)11205714
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1591370
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000076976

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