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The Making of the Atomic Bomb
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
by Richard Rhodes
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A gripping, authoritative account of the men, women, science, drama and intrigue behind the single most important event of the century: the discovery of nuclear energy and construction of the atomic bomb. 32 pages of black-and-white photographs.... (read more)

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The Curve of Binding Energy
The Curve of Binding Energy
by John A. Mcphee
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Theodore Taylor was one of the most brilliant engineers of the nuclear age, but in his later years he became concerned with the possibility of an individual being able to construct a weapon of mass destruction on their own. McPhee tours American nuclear... (read more)

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The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity
The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity
by Sean Francois Johnston
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The first nuclear engineers emerged from the Manhattan Project in the USA, UK and Canada, but remained hidden behind security for a further decade. Cosseted and cloistered by their governments, they worked to explore applications of atomic energy at a... (read more)

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The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story of a Whiz Kid and His Homemade Nuclear Reactor
The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story of a Whiz Kid and His Homemade Nuclear Reactor
by Ken Silverstein
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Growing up in suburban Detroit, David Hahn was fascinated by science. While he was working on his Atomic Energy badge for the Boy Scouts, David's obsessive attention turned to nuclear energy. Throwing caution to the wind, he plunged into a new project... (read more)

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Nuclear Power: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)
Nuclear Power: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)
by Harry Henderson
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In the 21st century, nuclear power has been identified as a viable alternative to traditional energy sources to stem global climate change, and condemned as risky to human health and environmentally irresponsible. Do the advantages of nuclear energy... (read more)

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In Mortal Hands: A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age
In Mortal Hands: A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age
by Stephanie Cooke
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A landmark history of nuclear power from a veteran industry insider. Recent years have brought increased concern about nuclear proliferation and increased interest in nuclear power as a solution to the energy crisis, but few have truly come to terms... (read more)

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Nuclear Peninsula
Nuclear Peninsula
by Francoise Zonabend
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A quiet French country district is the site of a nuclear waste processing plant. Françoise Zonabend describes how those working there, and living nearby, reconcile themselves to the possibility of nuclear catastrophe. By analyzing work practices and... (read more)

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Glasses, Glass-ceramics and Ceramics for Immobilization of High-level Nuclear Wastes
Glasses, Glass-ceramics and Ceramics for Immobilization of High-level Nuclear Wastes
by I. Bardez
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French scientists summarize results from their research into hollandite, zirconolite, zirconolite-base glass-ceramics, and borosilicate glasses as matrices in which to store highly radioactive nuclear waste for a very long time. They cover the... (read more)

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Scientific and Regulatory Basis for the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste (95 Edition)
Scientific and Regulatory Basis for the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste (95 Edition)
by David N. Savage
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The disposal of radioactive waste is a central issue in the future of nuclear power and poses considerable technical, political and social issues. This book addresses these topics in an integrated fashion using performance assessment of the disposal... (read more)

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Contributions in American History #241: Mr. Atomic Energy: Congressman Chet Holifield and Atomic Energy Affairs, 1945-1974
Contributions in American History #241: Mr. Atomic Energy: Congressman Chet Holifield and Atomic Energy Affairs, 1945-1974
by Richard Wayne Dyke
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Dubbed Mr. Atomic Energy by Congressional colleagues and friends in recognition of his 28 years as a member and 10 years as House leader of the House-Senate Joint Committee on Atomic Energy (JCAE), Democratic Congressman Chet Holifield of California's... (read more)

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Renewable Energy: Sources for Fuels and Electricity
Renewable Energy: Sources for Fuels and Electricity
by Thomas B Johansson
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Overall performance, cost, market potential, and environmental impact are assessed for fuels and electricity derived from hydroelectric, wind, photovoltaics, solar-thermal, geothermal, ocean and biomass energy sources. In addition, practical and specific... (read more)

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Lecture Notes in Physics #838: Theory of Nuclear Fission: A Textbook
Lecture Notes in Physics #838: Theory of Nuclear Fission: A Textbook
by Hans J. Krappe
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This book brings together various aspects of the nuclear fission phenomenon discovered by Hahn, Strassmann and Meitner almost 70 years ago. Beginning with an historical introduction the authors present various models to describe the fission process of... (read more)

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Dual Superconductor Models of Color Confinement
Dual Superconductor Models of Color Confinement
by Georges Ripka
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Physicists who wish to understand the modeling of confinement of quantum chromodynamics, as exhibited by dual superconductors, will find this book an excellent introduction. The author focuses on the models themselves, especially the Landau--Ginzburg... (read more)

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Elastic & Inelastic Scattering in Electron Diffraction & Imaging
Elastic & Inelastic Scattering in Electron Diffraction & Imaging
by Zhong Lin Wang
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This unique volume provides comprehensive coverage of the theories and techniques of elastic and inelastic electron diffraction and imaging as well as their applications in quantitative structure determination using transmission and scanning transmission... (read more)

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Atomic and molecular processes in fusion edge plasmas
Atomic and molecular processes in fusion edge plasmas
by Janev
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This well-illustrated resource provides vital cross-section information for the atomic and molecular collision processes taking place in the boundary region of magnetically confined fusion plasmas and in other laboratory and astrophysical low-temperature... (read more)

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Photon and Electron Collisions with Atoms and Molecules (Physics of Atoms and Molecules)
Photon and Electron Collisions with Atoms and Molecules (Physics of Atoms and Molecules)
by P. G. Burke
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Twenty-three invited presentations address an area of escalating interest, due to such collision processes providing ideal ways to study the dynamics of many particle systems at the fundamental level required by diverse specialties in physics... (read more)

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Management of Ageing Processes in Graphite Reactor Cores
Management of Ageing Processes in Graphite Reactor Cores
by Gareth B. Neighbour
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Many nuclear reactors and components are coming to the end of their useful life and strategies for the effective management of these decommissioned parts are paramount. This book discusses in detail both the scientific challenges and the issues involved... (read more)

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Atomic Information Technology: Safety and Economy of Nuclear Power Plants (Springer Series in Reliability Engineering)
Atomic Information Technology: Safety and Economy of Nuclear Power Plants (Springer Series in Reliability Engineering)
by Taeho Woo
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Atomic Information Technology revaluates current conceptions of the information technology aspects of the nuclear industry. Economic and safety research in the nuclear energy sector are explored, considering statistical methods which incorporate Monte... (read more)

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NATO Asi Series. Series E, Applied Sciences #2: Mixed Oxide Fuel (Mox) Exploitation and Destruction in Power Reactors
NATO Asi Series. Series E, Applied Sciences #2: Mixed Oxide Fuel (Mox) Exploitation and Destruction in Power Reactors
by Erich R. Mertz
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MOX fuel, a mixture of weapon-grade plutonium and natural or depleted uranium, may be used to deplete a portion of the world's surplus of weapon-grade plutonium. A number of reactors currently operate in Europe with one-third MOX cores, and others are... (read more)

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Mobilizing Against Nuclear Energy
Mobilizing Against Nuclear Energy
by Christian Joppke
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In the past two decades young people, environmentalists, church activists, leftists, and others have mobilized against nuclear energy. Anti-nuclear protest has been especially widespread and vocal in Western Europe and the United States. In this lucid... (read more)

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