ERIC Number: ED439019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Nuclear Electricity. 5th Edition.
Educators must address the need for young people to be informed about both the scientific concepts and the reasons for controversy when dealing with controversial issues. Young people must be given the opportunity to form their own opinions when presented with evidence for conflicting arguments. Previous editions of "Nuclear Electricity" have provided helpful data and references about nuclear energy as well as the production of electrical energy from other sources. This book maintains the educational philosophy of previous editions while providing much more recent data and references. Most importantly it retains the challenge for everyone, especially young people, to be as open-minded and well-informed as possible. Chapters focus on energy use; electricity; nuclear power; the front and back end of the nuclear fuel cycle; environment, health, and safety issues; and avoiding weapons proliferation. (Contains 14 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Electricity, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Technology, Physical Sciences, Science Education
Uranium Information Centre, Ltd., GPO Box 1649N, Melbourne 3001, Australia. Tel: (03) 9629-7744; Web site: www.uic.com.au.
Publication Type: Books
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