The Nuclear Environmentalist

Is There a Green Road to Nuclear Energy?

Authors: Gomez Cadenas, Juan José

  • Concisely considers all major themes and technologies related to energy production (fossil fuels, renewables, and nuclear)
  • Directly tackles the issue of nuclear energy, including the Fukushima accident and its implications
  • Makes a carefully reasoned case for a balanced energy mix which weighs demand, climate change due to atmospheric carbon, and radioactive waste
  • Spiced with science, history, and anecdotes in a way that ensures rewarding reading without loss of rigor
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This book explains how society will face an energy crisis in the coming decades owing to increasing scarcity of fossil fuels and climate change impacts. It carefully explores this coming crisis and concisely examines all of the major technologies related to energy production (fossil fuels, renewables, and nuclear) and their impacts on our society and environment. The author argues that it is wrong to pit alternatives to fossil fuels against each other and proposes that nuclear energy, although by no means free of problems, can be a viable source of reliable and carbon-free electricity. He concludes by calling for a diversified and rational mix of electricity generation in order to mitigate the effects of the energy crisis. Throughout, the book is spiced with science, history, and anecdotes in a way that ensures rewarding reading without loss of rigor.

About the authors

J.J. Gomez Cadenas is Professor of Nuclear and Particle Physics at the University of Valencia. His research interests encompass experimental neutrino physics, the search for the neutrino-less double beta decay process, and the applications of nuclear instrumentation to medicine and non-proliferation. He writes regularly in diverse media about science.

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“I really enjoyed the book and its factual approach to this delicate and controversial topic. … I like the book; I like the author’s open and honest approach, his competence and his rigorous summaries of a global problem that concern us all. I would recommend reading it before voting for any topic related to the energy problem on our planet.” (Antonella Del Rosso, CERN Courier, March, 2013)

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eBook $19.99
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $27.95
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Nuclear Environmentalist
Book Subtitle
Is There a Green Road to Nuclear Energy?
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Juan José Gómez Cadenas
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2478-6
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2478-6
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-2477-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 165
Number of Illustrations and Tables
57 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Translation from Spanish ISBN 978-84-670-3099-0
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