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1 Christophorou, Loucas G Emerging Dynamics: Science, Energy, Society and Values I09809 2018 eBook  
2 von Hippel, Frank Plutonium I08705 2019 eBook  
3 Tucker, Colin How to Drive a Nuclear Reactor I08614 2019 eBook  
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TitleEmerging Dynamics: Science, Energy, Society and Values
Author(s)Christophorou, Loucas G
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXIV, 219 p. 36 illus., 34 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteEmerging Dynamics: Science, Energy, Society and Values focuses on the impact of science, science-based technology and scientific values on present-day humanity and its future. The book advocates for a science willing to accommodate both human values and scientific facts. The four main subjects focused on throughout the text are: The overwhelming impact of modern science and science-based technology on virtually every aspect of human life Human values and their significance for science and society The need for mutual accommodation between scientific values and the traditional values of society The fundamental role of energy for civilization and society. The book cuts across scientific disciplines and looks at modern civilization through the knowledge provided by the physical, chemical, biomedical and other branches of natural science. The book is unique in its holistic approach, combining knowledge acquired by deduction, reduction-induction, and experimental scientific methods with knowledge acquired through history, philosophy, the arts, faith and cultural traditions. Modern civilization???s most distinct characteristics are due to science, science-based technology and energy. The role of energy in the sustainability of civilization and the impact of biomedical science on man are especially emphasized throughout this timely book, making a case for a hopeful future based on both science and values. A science guided in its applications by human values and a value system cognizant of the facts of science and willing to accommodate them
ISBN,Price9783319907130
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. ENERGY 4. ENERGY SYSTEMS 5. PHYSICS 6. Popular Science in Energy 7. Popular Science in Physics 8. Renewable and Green Energy 9. Renewable energy resources
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TitlePlutonium : How Nuclear Power???s Dream Fuel Became a Nightmare
Author(s)von Hippel, Frank;Takubo, Masafumi;Kang, Jungmin
PublicationSingapore, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Singapore, 2019.
DescriptionXXI, 177 p. 51 illus., 44 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book provides a readable and thought-provoking analysis of the issues surrounding nuclear fuel reprocessing and fast-neutron reactors, including discussion of resources, economics, radiological risk and resistance to nuclear proliferation. It describes the history and science behind reprocessing, and gives an overview of the status of reprocessing programmes around the world. It concludes that such programs should be discontinued. While nuclear power is seen by many as the only realistic solution to the carbon emission problem, some national nuclear establishments have been pursuing development and deployment of sodium-cooled plutonium breeder reactors, and plutonium recycling. Its proponents argue that this system would offer significant advantages relative to current light water reactor technology in terms of greater uranium utilization efficiency, and that separating out the long-lived plutonium and other transuranics from spent fuel and fissioning them in fast reactors would greatly reduce the duration of the toxicity of radioactive waste. However, the history of efforts to deploy this system commercially in a number of countries over the last six decades has been one of economic and technical failure and, in some cases, was used to mask clandestine nuclear weapon development programs. Covering topics of significant public interest including nuclear safety, fuel storage, environmental impact and the spectre of nuclear terrorism, this book presents a comprehensive analysis of the issue for nuclear engineers, policy analysts, government officials and the general public.
ISBN,Price9789811399015
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. ENERGY 4. NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY 5. NUCLEAR ENERGY 6. PHYSICS 7. Popular Science in Energy 8. Popular Science in Physics 9. Science???Social aspects 10. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
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TitleHow to Drive a Nuclear Reactor
Author(s)Tucker, Colin
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXVII, 264 p. 131 illus., 122 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteHave you ever wondered how a nuclear power station works? This book will answer that question. It???ll take you on a journey from the science behind nuclear reactors, through their start-up, operation and shutdown. Along the way it covers a bit of the engineering, reactor history, different kinds of reactors and what can go wrong with them. Much of this is seen from the viewpoint of a trainee operator on a Pressurised Water Reactor - the most common type of nuclear reactor in the world. Colin Tucker has spent the last thirty years keeping reactors safe. Join him on a tour that is the next best thing to driving a nuclear reactor yourself!
ISBN,Price9783030338763
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. ENERGY 4. Heavy ions 5. NUCLEAR ENERGY 6. NUCLEAR PHYSICS 7. Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons 8. PHYSICS 9. Popular Science in Energy 10. Popular Science in Physics 11. POWER ELECTRONICS 12. Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Networks
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