Profiles in Power: The Antinuclear Movement and the Dawn of the Solar Age

Profiles in Power: The Antinuclear Movement and the Dawn of the Solar Age

by Jerry Brown
     
 

Jerry Brown and Rinaldo Brutoco's Profiles in Power presents, in five case studies, the compelling stories of ten individual "Davids" who have made a difference against the nuclear "Goliath." Brown and Brutoco also profile the conservationists and the energy entrepreneurs who have explored "soft energy" alternatives to fossil fuel, offering a preferable…  See more details below

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Jerry Brown and Rinaldo Brutoco's Profiles in Power presents, in five case studies, the compelling stories of ten individual "Davids" who have made a difference against the nuclear "Goliath." Brown and Brutoco also profile the conservationists and the energy entrepreneurs who have explored "soft energy" alternatives to fossil fuel, offering a preferable alternative to the nuclear paradigm. Brown and Brutoco provide their readers with an uplifting chronicle of the democratic process, a thorough account of the energy debate in the United States, and a history of one of the most important social movements of the twentieth century. The authors also move beyond a critique of the nuclear industry to the presentation of creative solutions that offer hope of climate stabilization and a sustainable solar future.

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The authors recount the stories of ten individuals, from a concerned scientist to an irate citizen activist, who fought against the federally-backed, politically powerful nuclear industry, contributing to a dramatic turnabout in American industrial history. Also profiled are conservationists and energy entrepreneurs exploring alternatives to both fossil fuel and nuclear energy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805738797
Publisher:
Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Series:
Social Movements past and Present Series
Pages:
249
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.92(d)

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