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Routledge Library Editions: Energy Resources


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Reissuing works originally published between 1961 and 1990, this set of 12 books offers a selection of scholarship on the history of natural resources used for energy provision. Many of the titles discuss the nuclear power debate from various angles while others look at coal, or resources and energy in the third world.

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Coal in Britain

Coal in Britain

1st Edition

By Gerald Manners
January 01, 2021

Originally published in 1981. Examining in detail the best evidence on the likely level of domestic and overseas demand for British coal over the following 20 years, this study raised questions about the declared development and investment strategy of the National Coal Board. It exposes a central ...

Nuclear Decommissioning and Society Public Links to a New Technology

Nuclear Decommissioning and Society: Public Links to a New Technology

1st Edition

Edited By Martin J. Pasqualetti
January 01, 2021

Originally published in 1990. This book argues that a better understanding of the social impact of decommissioning - in areas such as jobs, waste, economics, opinion, law, public policy, land-use and legacies - is vital to the successful application of any technical solution. The issues raised are ...

Nuclear Power Siting and Safety

Nuclear Power: Siting and Safety

1st Edition

By Stan Openshaw
January 01, 2021

Originally published in 1986. Nuclear power is now regarded as essential to survival in the twenty-first century. But the safety of nuclear power stations is a highly controversial topic, and where they will be sited is a most vital question. In this independent critique, based on four years of ...

Nuclear Power Today and Tomorrow

Nuclear Power: Today and Tomorrow

1st Edition

By Kenneth Jay
January 01, 2021

Originally published in 1961. This book gives the layman a better understanding of the nature of nuclear power and explains some of the major problems which have to be overcome in making practical use of it. It is concerned mainly with the different kinds of nuclear reactors - their underlying ...

Nuclear Power in Crisis Politics and Planning for the Nuclear State

Nuclear Power in Crisis: Politics and Planning for the Nuclear State

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Blowers, David Pepper
January 01, 2021

Originally published in 1987. The Chernobyl disaster intensified the whole debate on the nuclear power industry. There was great public concern about the industry regulation, about the siting of nuclear facilities, including the dumping of nuclear waste, and about the alleged secretiveness of the ...

Nuclear Power in India A Comparative Analysis

Nuclear Power in India: A Comparative Analysis

1st Edition

By David Hart
January 01, 2021

Originally published in 1983. The Indian nuclear power programme, both the earliest in the Third World and also one of the most comprehensive, is an important and instructive subject for a wide-ranging and detailed study. This book examines the origins and rationale of the Indian programme in the ...

Nuclear Power, Man and the Environment

Nuclear Power, Man and the Environment

1st Edition

By R. J. Pentreath
January 01, 2021

Originally published in 1980. A clear understanding of how radioactivity moves through the environment is essential to discussions on nuclear power. This book describes, in didactic rather than polemic style, the nature of radioactivity, how it arises in the day-to-day running of nuclear reactors, ...

Primary Resources and Energy in the Third World

Primary Resources and Energy in the Third World

1st Edition

By John Soussan
January 01, 2021

Originally published in 1988. In this clear yet stimulating introductory text John Soussan explores the issues and arguments involved using a variety of case studies from across the Third World, including the tin mining industry, Rio Tinto-Zinc and fuelwood in Kenya....

Priorities in Nuclear Technology Program Prosperity and Decay in the United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1956-1971

Priorities in Nuclear Technology: Program Prosperity and Decay in the United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1956-1971

1st Edition

By Irvin C. Bupp
January 01, 2021

Originally published in 1988. This book considers why some public policies succeed and others do not. It looks at the entrepreneurial process that creates public policies and examines whether they prosper or falter because of their political consequences. The programs and personnel of the Atomic ...

The American Nuclear Power Industry A Handbook

The American Nuclear Power Industry: A Handbook

1st Edition

By William A. Pearman, Philip Starr
January 01, 2021

Originally published in 1985. This book examines the scope of the industry and also focuses on issues relevant to it, divided into three sections: an overview of the American nuclear power industry, an examination of the nuclear power plant licensing process and issues that face the nuclear ...

The Nuclear Power Debate A Guide to the Literature

The Nuclear Power Debate: A Guide to the Literature

1st Edition

By Jerry W. Mansfield
January 01, 2021

Originally published in 1984. This annotated bibliography will serve as a starting point for information on the issue of nuclear power. Arranged for easy use into three sections – Pro-Nuclear, Anti-Nuclear, and Neutral – the book cites over a hundred of the most important books on the subject, ...

The Nuclear Power Decisions British Policies, 1953-78

The Nuclear Power Decisions: British Policies, 1953-78

1st Edition

By Roger Williams
January 01, 2021

Originally published in 1980. More so than any other energy resource, nuclear power has the capacity to provide much of our energy needs but is highly controversial. This book discusses the major British decisions in the civil nuclear field, and the way they were made, between 1953 and 1978. It ...

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