Nuclear Choices for the Twenty-First Century: A Citizen’s Guide

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Author: Wolfson Richard

Brand: MIT Press

Color: Multicolor

Number Of Pages: 496

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An authoritative and unbiased guide to nuclear technology and the controversies that surround it.

Are you for nuclear power or against it? What’s the basis of your opinion? Did you know a CT scan gives you some 2 millisieverts of radiation? Do you know how much a millisievert is? Does irradiation make foods safer or less safe? What is the point of a bilateral Russia-US nuclear weapons treaty in a multipolar world? These are nuclear questions that call for nuclear choices, and this book equips citizens to make these choices informed ones. It explains, clearly and accessibly, the basics of nuclear technology and describes the controversies surrounding its use.


“This book tells you everything you wanted to know about nuclear issues but may have been too overwhelmed to ask.”
—Patricia Lewis, Director, International Security Programme, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House

“A comprehensive introduction to nuclear issues written in a simple and engaging style but containing such a wealth of information that experts too can learn interesting things. Each side in the debate over nuclear power will find both ammunition and a better understanding of the other side.”
—Frank N. von Hippel, Senior Research Physicist and Professor of Public and International Affairs Emeritus, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University

“This book should become a valued reference for specialist and general readers alike, and I look forward to having a copy on my shelf.”
—Cameron Reed, Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics emeritus, Alma College

About the Author

Richard Wolfson is Benjamin F. Wissler Professor of Physics at Middlebury College. Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress is Scientist-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

Release Date: 23-03-2021

Package Dimensions: 24x228x560

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