Megawatts and Megatons: The Future of Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons
In Megawatts and Megatons, world-renowned physicists Richard L. Garwin and Georges Charpak offer an accessible, eminently well-informed primer on two of the most important issues of our time: nuclear weapons and nuclear power. They begin by explaining clearly and concisely how nuclear fission and fusion work in both warheads and reactors, and how they can impact human health. Making a strong and eloquent argument in favor of arms control, Garwin and Charpak outline specific strategies for achieving this goal worldwide. But they also demonstrate how nuclear power can provide an assured, economically feasible, and environmentally responsible source of energyin a way that avoids the hazards of weapons proliferation. Numerous figures enliven the text, including cartoons by Sempé.
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Ierastajās vietās neesam atraduši nevienu atsauksmi.
All Energy Stems From the Same Source
The Nuclear Chain Reaction
Natural Radiation and Living Things
The Civilian Use of Nuclear Energy
A Glimpse of the Future of Nuclear Power
Safety Nuclear Accidents and Industrial Hazards
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Comparing Hazards of Nuclear Power and Other Energy
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