Nuclear Power

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With easy-to-read text, full-color photos, and captivating graphics, this book examines the background, pros and cons, and future of nuclear power. Simplified diagrams, such as the splitting of uranium atoms during nuclear fission and the labeled parts of a nuclear reactor, illustrate advanced concepts. Readers will learn about nuclear waste, reprocessing, nuclear radiation, and nuclear weapons, as well as the accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. Modern nuclear reactor designs, such as passive reactors, fast reactors, pebble-bed reactors, and heavy-water reactors are discussed, as well as nuclear fusion. Environmental topics, including the burning of fossil fuels, carbon dioxide emissions, global warming, and pollution, are also introduced. Informative sidebars, bold glossary terms, and an index accompany engaging text and interactive graphic elements.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF037020, JNF051100
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, Technology
Copyright 2008
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2007-01-09
Item No 8807-9
ISBN 9781599288079
Title Format Reinforced Hardcover
Dewey 621.48
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 6.8
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 116625
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0

Author: Jill C. Wheeler

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