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Examines the Canadian nuclear industry, its scope, its requirements for domestic energy needs, and in particular, its nuclear exports. "Intriguing and relevant.... a good piece of work. It puts the record of the nuclear industry where we can all see…

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Revised and updated from the 1987 version. Rather than giving a historical treatment, the author explains the modern standard model and the gauge theory of the interactions of quarks and leptons via exchange of photons, W and Z bosons, and gluons.

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The need for this handbook is a direct consequence of a very large accumulation of new theoretical and experimental data on nucleur properties. The first five chapters are devoted to the presentation of experimental and theoretical aspects of the following…

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Nuclear power, one of the most controversial examples of high-risk technology, often sparks debates concerning safety and environmental contamination. Much of the opposition to nuclear power plants stems from the issue of plant siting, mostly because of its…

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The Nuclear Present is a guide to English-language literature on nuclear weapons and related topics in this precarious environment. In over 800 entries divided by subject, Burns gives substantial, often critical annotations of books and U.S. government documents…

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While the long-term storage of high-level wastes is just starting in some countries, low and medium-level wastes have been stored for several decades. Further, interim storage of spent fuel has been extended at many locations far beyond the intended time span.…

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This a paperback edition of Professor Walker's full-scale examination of the German efforts to harness the economic, military and political power of nuclear fission between 1939 and 1949. The book explains clearly, in terms that the non-specialist can…

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This book traces the history of the nuclear power industry in the United States from the 1950s when electricity from nuclear power was expected to be "too cheap to meter," to the 1990s when the nuclear power industry lies in shambles and the landscape is dotted…

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The largely untold history of Canada's involvement with nuclear technology. "A careful and lucid analysis of nuclear power and why it deserves our protests."--"Kingston Whig-Standard"

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"Goes a long way toward explaining why some catastrophes lead to more governmental response than others."-Political Science Quarterly.

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On May 26, 1958, the Shippingport, Pennsylvania, nuclear power station ushered in the age of the "peaceful atom" when it became the first nuclear power plant to go on-line. Throughout its more than three decades of operation, Shippingport encountered many of the…