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Nuclear

  • Ownership and Control of Oilby Bianca Sarbu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Ownership and Control of Oil examines government decisions about how much control to exert over the petroleum industry, focusing on the role of National Oil Companies in the production of crude oil since the nationalizations in the 1970s. What are the motives for which some producing states opt for less and NOT more control of their oil production... more...

  • High Temperature Gas Dynamicsby Tarit K. Bose

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    High Temperature Gas Dynamics is a primer for scientists, engineers, and students who would like to have a basic understanding of the physics and the behavior of high-temperature gases. It is a valuable tool for astrophysicists as well. The first chapters treat the basic principles of quantum and statistical mechanics and how to derive thermophysical... more...

  • Containment of High-Level Radioactive and Hazardous Solid Wastes with Clay Barriersby Raymond N. Yong; Roland Pusch; Masashi Nakano

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 231.00

    One of the principal objections to or problems with the use of nuclear fuel is that a proven method for safe disposal of spent nuclear fuel has yet to be established. The central focus of most schemes underway to dispose of these high-level radioactive wastes relies on clay-based buffers and barriers to isolate spent fuel canisters in boreholes deep... more...

  • The Swedish Nuclear Dilemmaby William D. Nordhaus

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    Renowned economist William Nordhaus has developed many innovative approaches for analyzing complex environmental questions. He applies them to the possible phaseout of nuclear power in Sweden in The Swedish Nuclear Dilemma: Energy and the Environment. While making a major contribution to that debate, this book has value that extends well beyond the... more...

  • Progress of Nuclear Safety for Symbiosis and Sustainabilityby Hidekazu Yoshikawa; Zhijian Zhang

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book introduces advanced methods of computational and information systems allowing readers to better understand the state-of-the-art design and implementation technology needed to maintain and enhance the safe operation of nuclear power plants. The subjects dealt with in the book are (i) Full digital instrumentation and control systems and human?machine... more...

  • Magnetic Fusion Technologyby Thomas J. Dolan

    Springer 2014; US$ 279.00

    Magnetic Fusion Technology describes the technologies that are required for successful development of nuclear fusion power plants using strong magnetic fields. These technologies include: ? magnet systems, ? plasma heating systems, ? control systems, ? energy conversion systems, ? advanced materials development, ? vacuum systems, ? cryogenic systems,... more...

  • Strategic Nuclear Sharingby Julian Schofield

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    The sharing of nuclear weapons technology between states is unexpected, because nuclear weapons are such a powerful instrument in international politics, but sharing is not rare. This book proposes a theory to explain nuclear sharing and surveys its rich history from its beginnings in the Second World War. more...

  • Thoria-based Nuclear Fuelsby Dasarathio Das; S. R. Bharadwaj

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    This book presents the state of the art on thermophysical and thermochemical properties, fabrication methodologies, irradiation behaviours, fuel reprocessing procedures, and aspects of waste management for oxide fuels in general and for thoria-based fuels in particular. The book covers all the essential features involved in the development of and working... more...

  • Why We Need Nuclear Powerby Michael H. Fox

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 23.99

    Nuclear power may just be the most important solution to our search for clean, sustainable energy sources. Although wind and solar can contribute to our energy mix, we need a reliable source to meet large-scale energy demands and break our dependence on fossil fuels. However, most people are wary, if not downright afraid, of nuclear power. Given nuclear... more...