The book covers the background to nuclear power with suitable calculations, and reactor types including Magnox, pressurised water reactor (PWR) and boiling water reactor (BWR) are described with examples. A country-by-country coverage of past and present electricity generation is presented. Nuclear fuels described in detail include natural uranium, enriched uranium and mixed oxide fuel (MOX). There are many illustrations. At the end of the book the discussion moves from fission to fusion, and the operation of a tokamak is described.
About the Author
Clifford Jones has spent a working lifetime in teaching, research and writing on fuels and combustion. He has held academic posts in the UK and Australia and has held visiting posts in a number of countries including Kazakhstan. He has written over 20 books and numerous papers and articles. He has major broadcasting experience.