Nuclear Power: Villain or Victim?
Second Edition

Nuclear Power: Villain or Victim?
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Max W. Carbon, Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, wrote the book Nuclear Power: Villain or Victim? in 1997 and subsequently made it available electronically in 2005. The second edition was published in 2006.

The book was written for the general public, with the aim to inform the public about both the benefits and the risks of nuclear power. No scientific or mathematical training is needed to understand the material presented there. The book discusses the important aspects of nuclear power, including the following:

The book explains these points and many others in detail. The book is available in Adobe PDF format. Click here or on the link at right to download the book. To read this book, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free here.

About the Author

About the Author

Max Carbon is Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he chaired the Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics Department and its predecessor programs from 1958 to 1992. After graduation with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1949, he worked for the General Electric Company at the Hanford Works and for the Avco Manufacturing Corporation before joining the University. He is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society, and has previously served on the federal Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, as chair of the University of Chicago Special Advisory Committee for the Integral Fast Reactor, on the National Nuclear Accrediting Board of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, on the Nuclear Safety Review and Audit Committee for the Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant, and as chair of the University of Chicago Special Advisory Committee for the Nuclear Technology Program at Argonne National Laboratory.