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Title:
Nuclear energy policy : a reference handbook
Author:
Kruschke, Earl R. (Earl Roger), 1934-
Publication Information:
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
x, 246 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780874362381
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Book

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An introduction to sources of information on the US government's nuclear energy policy, for high school and undergraduate college students, and general readers. Presents short biographies of relevant people; excerpts of speeches, governm ent documents, and letters; and extensive lists of print, nonprint, and organizational resources. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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Nuclear energy is a controversial topic in America today. This compact book attempts to give the reader a one-stop source for basic information on this topic. The problem with guides of this ilk is that they offer a snapshot in time; however, a good guide such as this one should have a long shelf life. In this instance, the authors have provided a useful starting point for all students and general readers. This book is divided into seven logical user-friendly chapters and a helpful glossary. Included among the chapters is an easily understood 28-page introduction, which discusses broader issues. The useful chapter "Documents and Background Information" includes references to court cases, laws, government hearings, speeches, and treaties. This type of information can be hard to locate, although it is true that much of the information in this book can be found elsewhere, such as in other bibliographies and reference tools or indexes. The authors have done a nice job of gathering disparate pieces of information all in one place. -R. Dyson, Montana State University