Nuclear Power by Paul Breeze

Nuclear Power

byPaul Breeze

Paperback | October 21, 2016

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Nuclear Power provides a concise, up-to-date, accessible guide to the most controversial form of power generation. The author includes a comprehensive description of the various methods for generating nuclear power and evaluates the political, strategic, environmental, economic, and emotional factors involved in each method. The analysis of real-life, tragic examples, such as the accidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima help the reader understand the associated risks and dangers of this method of power generation and the radioactive waste it creates. This is a valuable and insightful read for those involved in nuclear power, including power plant designers and engineers, as well as those involved in the protection of society and the environment. Discusses various nuclear reactor designs and methods for generating this type of power Evaluates the political, strategic, environmental, economic, and emotional factors involved in each technology Explores the environmental and economic effects of nuclear power generation through various real-life tragedies, such as the accidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima

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Paul Breeze is a journalist and freelance Science and Technology writer and consultant in the UK who has specialized in power generation technology for the past 30 years. In addition to writing Power Generation Technologies, Second Edition, he has contributed to journals and newspapers such as The Financial Times and The Economist and ...
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Title:Nuclear PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 21, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0081010435

ISBN - 13:9780081010433

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. An Introduction to Nuclear Power

Chapter 2. Nuclear Fuel and the Nuclear Resource

Chapter 3. The Basics of Nuclear Power

Chapter 4. Water-Cooled Reactors

Chapter 5. Gas-Cooled Reactors

Chapter 6. Breeder Reactors

Chapter 7. Advanced Reactor Design and Small Modular Reactors

Chapter 8. Nuclear Fission

Chapter 9. The Environment Effects of Nuclear Power

Chapter 10. The Cost of Electricity From Nuclear Power Stations