Nuclear Technology (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2004 - Science - 638 pages
1 Review
Although advanced technologies are the cornerstone of modern life, few people understand how such technologies as robotics or nuclear science actually work. Fewer still realize how--and how dramatically--technology influences our society and culture. Nuclear Technology, the newest volume in the Sourcebooks in Modern Technology Series, is a reference guide that provides nonspecialists with the most up-to-date information on seminal developments in nuclear technology, as well as covering the social, political, and technical impacts of those developments on everyday life, both now and in the future. Included are: A detailed history of nuclear technology's evolution A discussion of civilian and military applications of nuclear technology A chronology of major developments and discoveries Profiles of prominent scientists, politicians, popularizers, and institutions Explanations of key principles A discussion of nuclear technology's major impacts and implications An examination of major issues surrounding nuclear technology's use Predictions of future advances Nuclear Technology also offers a glossary of terms, a list of key associations, a list of print and electronic information resources, over 90 illustrations, and an index.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Nuclear Technology

Contents

Chronology of Nuclear Technology
65
Profiles of Nuclear Technology Pioneers
95
How Nuclear Technology Works
155
Impact
315
Issues
375
The Future of Nuclear Technology
443
Glossary of Terms Used in Nuclear
485
Associations
539
Demonstration Sites
571
Sources of Information
605
Index
613
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 6 - Hypothesis states that equal volumes of gases at the same temperature and pressure contain equal numbers of molecules.

About the author (2004)

Joseph A. Angelo, Jr. is an adjunct professor in the College of Engineering at Florida Tech, specializing in nuclear radiation protection and waste management.

Bibliographic information