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Atomic Accidents

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A gripping narrative of nuclear mishaps and meltdowns around the globe, all of which have proven pivotal to the advancement of nuc... Lire la suite
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A gripping narrative of nuclear mishaps and meltdowns around the globe, all of which have proven pivotal to the advancement of nuclear science.

From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration and discovery, coupled with mistakes, accidents, and downright disasters. Mahaffey, a long-time advocate of continued nuclear research and nuclear energy, looks at each incident in turn and analyzes what happened and why, often discovering where scientists went wrong when analyzing past meltdowns.Every incident has lead to new facets in understanding about the mighty atom-and Mahaffey puts forth what the future should be for this final frontier of science that still holds so much promise.

Auteur
James Mahaffey was senior research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and has worked at the Defense Nuclear Agency, the National Ground Intelligence Center, and the Air Force Air Logistics Center, focusing on nuclear power, nano-technology, and cold fusion. He is the author of Atomic Awakening and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Atomic Accidents
Sous-titre: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
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Code EAN: 9781605986807
ISBN: 978-1-60598-680-7
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Simon & Schuster UK
Genre: Nature et technique
nombre de pages: 464
Poids: 440g
Taille: H210mm x B140mm x T33mm
Parution: 20.04.2015
Année: 2015