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The Nuclear Imperative

A Critical Look at the Approaching Energy Crisis (More Physics for Presidents)

Authors: Eerkens, Jeff

  • Offers timely coverage in view of current increased fuel prices and power outages
  • Defuses common myths about nuclear energy
  • Exposes limitations of presently popular solar and wind energies
  • Uses scientific documentation to back up arguments
  • Second updated edition
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In this well documented global wake-up call, nuclear physicist Jeff Eerkens explores remedies for the impending energy crisis, when oil and natural gas are depleted. Because burning coal worsens the problem of global warming, alternate energy sources must be instituted. The Nuclear Imperative demonstrates with scientific documentation that solar, wind, and biomass power alone, while helpful, are incapable of supplying and sustaining the enormous quantities of electricity and heat needed for manufacturing portable synthetic fuels (synfuels) to replace our current use of fossil fuels. Instead, it offers a fresh look at uranium-produced energy as the optimal affordable solution.

Long misunderstood and irrationally feared because of antiquated beliefs by the general public, modern nuclear power generation is safer, cleaner, and essential for solving the future energy shortfall. Using a detailed, scientific approach to dispel common myths, The Nuclear Imperative shows that uranium fission power is available for 1,500 years as a prime energy source to provide all the world’s energy needs. Because it takes ten to twenty years to design, test, and build new synfuel-producing reactors and new engines powered by new synfuels, action must be taken soon to prevent a catastrophy thirty years from now when oil runs out.

This is the second, corrected and revised edition of this work.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Eerkens, Jeff W.

    Pages 1-31

  • Nuclear Fables and Facts

    Eerkens, Jeff W.

    Pages 33-46

  • Energy Consumption and Energy Sources on Planet Earth

    Eerkens, Jeff W.

    Pages 47-64

  • “Renewable” Energy Sources and Their Limitations

    Eerkens, Jeff W.

    Pages 65-75

  • Portable Energy and Propulsion Technologies

    Eerkens, Jeff W.

    Pages 77-98

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8667-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8666-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3261-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Nuclear Imperative
Book Subtitle
A Critical Look at the Approaching Energy Crisis (More Physics for Presidents)
Authors
Series Title
Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8667-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8667-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8666-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3261-2
Series ISSN
1566-0443
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 212
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