The Nuclear Imperative: A Critical Look at the Approaching Energy Crisis (More Physics for Presidents)

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In this global wake-up call, nuclear physicist Jeff Eerkens explores remedies for the impending energy crisis, when oil and natural gas are depleted. The Nuclear Imperative demonstrates that solar, wind, and biomass power are incapable of supplying the enormous quantities of electricity and heat needed for manufacturing portable synthetic fuels to replace our current use of fossil fuels. It offers a fresh look at uranium-produced energy as the optimal affordable solution.

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Overview

In this global wake-up call, nuclear physicist Jeff Eerkens explores remedies for the impending energy crisis, when oil and natural gas are depleted. The Nuclear Imperative demonstrates that solar, wind, and biomass power are incapable of supplying the enormous quantities of electricity and heat needed for manufacturing portable synthetic fuels to replace our current use of fossil fuels. It offers a fresh look at uranium-produced energy as the optimal affordable solution.

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Preface to the 2nd edition; PREFACE to the 1st edition; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. NUCLEAR FABLES AND FACTS; 3. ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND ENERGY RESOURCES ON PLANET EARTH; 4. RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND THEIR LIMITATIONS 5. PORTABLE ENERGY AND PROPULSION TECHNOLOGIES 6. COAL AND NUCLEAR POWER GENERATION 7. SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS IN NUCLEAR OPERATIONS; 8. NUCLEAR WEAPON CONTROLS AND NON-PROLIFERATION; 9. CONCLUSIONS, ACTION ITEMS, AND PREDICTIONS; ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF THE AUTHOR; ABBREVIATIONS; CHEMICAL SYMBOLS OF SELECTED ELEMENTS AND ISOTOPES; INTERNATIONAL MKS UNITS AND PREFIXES; INDEX

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