Environmental Case for Nuclear Power: Economic, Medical, and Political Considerations / Edition 1

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Morris, a retired chemistry teacher, argues against opponents of nuclear power, saying they overestimate its danger. He compares fossil fuels and nuclear power, asserting that nuclear power offers a vast potential improvement over toxic pollution by fossil fuel use, while arguing that other alternatives like solar power are inadequate in themselves to support the world's current population. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557787804
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert C. Morris received his Ph.D. in Science Education and is a retired Chemistry teacher, Educational Consultant and former Chairman of the Science Department for Illinois High School District 88. Morris is a recipient of the American Chemical Society Award for outstanding work in chemical education, received honorable mention in the National Science Teachers Association’s program to select the U.S. science teacher of the year, and was a four-time recipient of National Science Foundation grants.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents Preface Chapter 1: The Fossil Fuels Chapter 2: Found: A Substance with 2.7 Million Times More Energy Per Pound than Coal!
Chapter 3: The “Unsolvable Problem” of Waste Removal Chapter 4: Air Pollution: Twentieth Century Scourge Chapter 5: The Environmental Effects of Using the Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power Chapter 6: Risky Business Chapter 7: What the Record Shows About Accidents Chapter 8: What Are the Alternatives?
Addresses of Television Networks Notes Recommended Reading Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2001

    Great reading - a MUST for anyone concerned about energy

    This is a no-holes barred comparison between nuclear power and other forms of power generation. The author makes a convincingly strong case that nuclear power is the best form of mass power generation available. If you want a book filled with politically-correct statements and comparisons, this book is NOT for you. Attimes, the author is just plain brutal when talking about anti-nuclear activists. Unfortuantely, this is exactly the position that we need to be in when dealing with the extremist environmentalists. This book explains why alternative energy will never be suitable to provide the demands that our society demands, why 'conservation' will not work, and why the anti-nuclear arguments have no environmental case against nuclear power. You have got to get this book!

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