Accessible books about nuclear power and its place in the world
Asia is rising as the dominant developer of nuclear energy. China, India, South Korea, and Japan are deeply committed to nuclear energy. Smaller countries like Brazil, Vietnam, and the UAE are lining up their investment in new reactors.
Readers in the U.S. may wonder what we are missing? If the dust up over the financial future of Calvert Cliffs is any indication, the answer is a lot.
Here’s another answer. People in other countries have read books U.S. political and business leaders have not. Our mainstream news media defers to green politics and quarterly earnings reports. Education is a potent remedy to ignorance.
Want to know more? Read a book on nuclear energy and share it with your friends. While it won’t compete with cocktail chatter about ‘Dancing with the Stars’, in fact, nuclear energy is the stuff stars are made of.
Focus on the non-technical
This is a short list of books on nuclear energy for the non-technical reader. In the list, I provide the title, the author’s name, their home page where you can learn about them and their book; and, the Amazon page if you want to buy a copy.
The Amazon page contains the book’s ISBN number which is helpful if you want to read these books for free at your local public library. They should have a copy or can get one for you on inter-library loan. None of these books are obscure. All are in print.
After Nov 2nd, send this list to your elected representative, local newspaper editor, and share it with college instructors and high school science teachers. All of these books are within the grasp of 1st year college students.
The Idaho Samizdat nuclear energy reading list
The Idaho Samizdat short list of books on nuclear energy is not all inclusive.
I welcome suggestions for additions.
There is no particular order to these books.
by: Richard A. Muller Amazon
Atomic Awakening: A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power
by: James Mahaffey Amazon
The Rickover Effect: How One Man Made a Difference
by: Ted Rockwell Amazon
The GeoPolitics of Energy: Achieving a Just and Sustainable Energy Distribution by 2040
by Judith Wright and James Conca Amazon
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