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Atomic awakening : a new look at the history and future of nuclear power / James Mahaffey.

par Mahaffey, James A.
Materialtype: materialTypeLabelLivreÉditeur : New York, N. Y. : Pegasus Books, c2009Description : xxiii, 344 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN : 9781605981277.Sujet(s) : Nuclear engineering | Nuclear energyClassification Dewey : 621.48 M214
Contenus :
The paradox inside a puzzle inside a fantasy -- 1: The fantasy -- Invisible demons -- A couple of remaining questions -- Einstein drops a bomb -- The other end of the universe -- Breaking open the atom -- 2: The puzzle -- A fortuitous condensation of genius -- An implied threat from the Fatherland -- A jolt in the dark -- A light at the mouth of the tunnel -- Post-war planning -- 3: The paradox -- A quest for power -- Digging canals, curing cancer, and flying to Jupiter -- The graphite's on fire! -- Nuclear rockets and nuclear airplanes -- The building boom, the bust, and a resurgence -- The radioactive park.
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Main / Collection principale 621.48 M214 (Parcourir l'étagère) Disponible

Fall 2011 Selected Accessions List.

Includes index.

Evaluates the potential of nuclear technology as a non-polluting, renewable energy source while describing how nuclear energy's negative association with weapons development and the Cold War has stymied the progress of its beneficial uses.

The paradox inside a puzzle inside a fantasy -- 1: The fantasy -- Invisible demons -- A couple of remaining questions -- Einstein drops a bomb -- The other end of the universe -- Breaking open the atom -- 2: The puzzle -- A fortuitous condensation of genius -- An implied threat from the Fatherland -- A jolt in the dark -- A light at the mouth of the tunnel -- Post-war planning -- 3: The paradox -- A quest for power -- Digging canals, curing cancer, and flying to Jupiter -- The graphite's on fire! -- Nuclear rockets and nuclear airplanes -- The building boom, the bust, and a resurgence -- The radioactive park.

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