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How to Drive a Nuclear Reactor

Authors: Tucker, Colin

  • Shows you that Reactor Physics isn’t Rocket Science
  • Explains why Reactors are much Safer than you might think
  • Enables anyone to understand how a Nuclear Reactor works
  • The next best thing to driving one for real
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: February 29, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33876-3
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  • Due: February 1, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33875-6
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About this book

Have you ever wondered how a nuclear power station works? This lively 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!

About the authors

Colin Tucker has worked in the UK nuclear industry for 30 years, most of that time at Sizewell B power station. He specialises in ‘Nuclear Safety’: the safe running of the reactor, ensuring that the station is always ready to cope with anything that might happen. Over much of his career he has spent time visiting Schools, Clubs and other venues to talk about nuclear power stations – how they work, how they can be kept safe etc. In his spare time he is a bat enthusiast and a guard and signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway.

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: February 29, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33876-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $27.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: February 1, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33875-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How to Drive a Nuclear Reactor
Authors
Series Title
Popular Science
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33876-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33876-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-33875-6
Series ISSN
2626-6113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
150
Number of Illustrations
100 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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