Using Nuclear Energy

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In "Using Nuclear Energy", we find ou how scientists discovered nuclear power, what happens if you split an atom, and about the immense blast a nuclear weapon can create. We learn about fission, chain reactions, and how the science of the deadly Hiroshima bomb has been tamed to provide our homes with electricity. See how power plants deal with nuclear waste, calculate how much radiation is around you, and discover the many uses of radioactive material in our homes, schools, ...
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Overview

In "Using Nuclear Energy", we find ou how scientists discovered nuclear power, what happens if you split an atom, and about the immense blast a nuclear weapon can create. We learn about fission, chain reactions, and how the science of the deadly Hiroshima bomb has been tamed to provide our homes with electricity. See how power plants deal with nuclear waste, calculate how much radiation is around you, and discover the many uses of radioactive material in our homes, schools, factories, and hospitals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432924898
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 3/15/2009
  • Series: Why Science Matters Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 56
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1170L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John Townsend has been in teaching for 25 years, and has been a full-time writer since January 2003. He has written more than sixty books for young people, on such wide-ranging subjects as monsters, urban legends, spiders, computer crime, and spies. He has also written the recent thrillers The Hand and The Omen and the Ghost. He lives in England.
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Table of Contents

Understanding Atoms 4

Fission 6

Nuclear Power 12

Radiation Risks 24

Useful Radiation 34

Fusion 40

The Future of Nuclear Research 46

Facts and Figures 48

Find Out More 52

Glossary 54

Index 56

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