Nuclear Choices: A Citizen's Guide to Nuclear Technology

Nuclear Choices: A Citizen's Guide to Nuclear Technology

by Richard Wolfson

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ISBN-13: 9780262231589
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 02/29/2000
Series: New Liberal Arts Ser.
Pages: 486
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author


Richard Wolfson is Professor of Physics at Middlebury College.

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J. Ronald Spencer

Wolfson's book is exceptionally well-written. The prose has a force and vigor that one rarely finds in textbooks or scholarly monographs. The explanations of basic physics strike this layman as clear and readily accessible to 'non-science' students. Finally, Wolfson takes considerable pains to present controversial issues in a carefully balanced fashion, showing that they are often far more complex, far more beset by ambiguity and uncertainty, than fervent pro- and anti-nuclear activists would have us think.

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Wolfson's book is exceptionally well-written. The prose has a force and vigor that one rarely finds in textbooks or scholarly monographs. The explanations of basic physics strike this layman as clear and readily accessible to 'non-science' students. Finally, Wolfson takes considerable pains to present controversial issues in a carefully balanced fashion, showing that they are often far more complex, far more beset by ambiguity and uncertainty, than fervent pro- and anti-nuclear activists would have us think.

J. Ronald Spencer, Associate Academic Dean Trinity College

From the Publisher

"A real addition to the growing body of literature on nuclear issues, this highly reliable and sensitive guide is recommended for scholars, activists, and citizens seeking to understand a complex set of issues too often 'left to the experts.'" Jennifer Scarlott, Library Journal

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