Dig Through Our Books

Title
Author
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 




Bookmark and Share




 
Browse By Category

View Other Categories
 
 
 
Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy, Cravens, Gwyneth
Stock Image -May Not Reflect Actual Item

Author Name    Cravens, Gwyneth

Title   Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Knopf

ISBN Number    0307266567 / 9780307266569

Seller ID   SKU9142038

0307266567 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. Very Good. Edges of pages dirty from storage. Light wear to covers/corners. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

Stock Description, May Not Reflect Item

In this timely book, Gwyneth Cravens takes an informed and clarifying look at the myths, the fears, and the truth about nuclear energy.
With concerns about catastrophic global warming mounting, it is vital that we examine all our energy options. "Power to Save the World "describes the efforts of one determined woman, Gwyneth Cravens, initially a skeptic about nuclear power, as she spends nearly a decade immersing herself in the subject. She teams up with a leading expert in risk assessment and nuclear safety who is also a committed environmentalist to trace the path of uranium--the source of nuclear fuel--from start to finish. As we accompany them on visits to mines as well as to experimental reactor laboratories, fortress-like power plants, and remote waste sites normally off-limits to the public, we come to see that we already have a feasible way to address the causes of global warming on a large scale.
On the nuclear tour, Cravens converses with scientists from many disciplines, public health and counterterrorism experts, engineers, and researchers who study both the harmful and benign effects of radiation; she watches remote-controlled robotic manipulators unbolt a canister of spent uranium fuel inside a "hot cell" bathed in eerie orange light; observes the dark haze from fossil-fuel combustion obscuring once-pristine New Mexico skies and the leaky, rusted pipes and sooty puddles in a coal-fired plant; glimpses rainbows made by salt dust in the deep subterranean corridors of a working nuclear waste repository.
She refutes the major arguments against nuclear power one by one, making clear, for example, that a stroll through Grand Central Terminal exposes a person to more radiation than a walk of equal length through a uranium mine; that average background radiation around Chernobyl and in Hiroshima is lower than in Denver; that there are no "cancer clusters" near nuclear facilities; that terrorists could neither penetrate the security at an American nuclear plant nor make an atomic bomb from its fuel; that nuclear waste can be--and already is--safely stored; that wind and solar power, while important, can meet only a fraction of the demand for electricity; that a coal-fired plant releases more radiation than a nuclear plant and also emits deadly toxic waste that kills thousands of Americans a month; that in its fifty-year history American nuclear power has not caused a single death. And she demonstrates how, time and again, political fearmongering and misperceptions about risk have trumped science in the dialogue about the feasibility of nuclear energy.
In the end, we see how nuclear power has been successfully and economically harnessed here and around the globe to become the single largest displacer of greenhouse gases, and how its overall risks and benefits compare with those of other energy sources."
"
"Power to Save the World "is an eloquent, convincing argument for nuclear power as a safe energy source and an essential deterrent to global warming.

Price = 5.00 USD


Related items brought to you by the miracles of modern technology:
The Yellow Admiral, O'Brian, Patrick
The Yellow Admiral
O'Brian, Patrick
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

White Plague (A Joe Rush Novel)
Abel, James
5.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

What Came Before He Shot Her
George, Elizabeth
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Careless in Red, Elizabeth George
Careless in Red
Elizabeth George
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

D.C. Dead (Stone Barrington), Woods, Stuart
D.C. Dead (Stone Barrington)
Woods, Stuart
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Son of Stone (Stone Barrington), Woods, Stuart
Son of Stone (Stone Barrington)
Woods, Stuart
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Unnatural Acts (Stone Barrington), Woods, Stuart
Unnatural Acts (Stone Barrington)
Woods, Stuart
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Sigma Protocol
Ludlum, Robert
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Five Greatest Warriors: A Novel, Reilly, Matthew
The Five Greatest Warriors: A Novel
Reilly, Matthew
15.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

After You: A Novel, Buxbaum, Julie
After You: A Novel
Buxbaum, Julie
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Weaker Vessel
Fraser, Antonia
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Learning to Fly, Keen, Sam
Learning to Fly
Keen, Sam
15.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to lastwordbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie