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    DescriptionWith the World desperate to find energy sources that do not emit carbon gasses, nuclear power is back on the agenda and in the news, following the increasing cost of fossil fuels and concerns about the security of their future supply. However, the term 'nuclear power' causes anxiety in many people and there is confusion concerning the nature and extent of the associated risks. Here, Maxwell Irvine presents a concise introduction to the development of nuclear physics leading up to the emergence of the nuclear power industry. He discusses the nature of nuclear energy and deals with various aspects of public concern, considering the risks of nuclear safety, the cost of its development, and waste disposal. Dispelling some of the widespread confusion about nuclear energy, Irvine considers the relevance of nuclear power, the potential of nuclear fusion, and encourages informed debate about its potential. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


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    Title
    Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Maxwell Irvine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 112 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199584970
    ISBN 10: 0199584974
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.9T
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SCI051000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI024000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26460
    BISAC V2.8: TEC028000
    BIC subject category V2: THK
    DC22: 333.792, 333.7924
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A92622800, A92620000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 333.7924
    LC classification: TK9145 .I78 2011
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/SCITAS
    Thema V1.0: PHDY, THK
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    c.15 black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    John Maxwell Irvine is formerly an honorary professor of Physics at Manchester University, and was formerly Vice Chancellor of Aberdeen University and later of Birmingham University. He is a past chairman of the Science and Engineering Council's Nuclear Physics Committee and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Inquiry into Energy Issues for Scotland. He was also a special advisor to the UK's Committee on Radioactive Waste Management.
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    Table of contents
    1. A new science is born ; 2. A new technology is developed ; 3. Thermal nuclear reactors ; 4. Nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste management ; 5. Nuclear safety ; 6. The cost of nuclear power ; 7. Nuclear fusion power ; 8. The need for nuclear power ; Appendix