BooksNUCLEAR POLICY

A Brief For Power and Against Weapons

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Science  25 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5555, pp. 632
DOI: 10.1126/science.1068554

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Megawatts and Megatons A Turning Point in the Nuclear Age?. Richard L. Garwin and Georges Charpak. New York, Knopf, 2001. 431 pp. $30, C$45. ISBN 0-375-40394-9.

Blending explanations of the physics of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons with policy analyses, the authors argue for accepting the benefits of nuclear power and acting to reduce the dangers of nuclear weaponry.