Power to Save the World

The Truth About Nuclear Energy

By Gwyneth Cravens; Richard Rhodes (Introduction by)
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780307385871, 464pp.)

Publication Date: October 14, 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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An informed look at the myths and fears surrounding nuclear energy, and a practical, politically realistic solution to global warming and our energy needs. Faced by the world's oil shortages and curious about alternative energy sources, Gwyneth Cravens skeptically sets out to find the truth about nuclear energy. Her conclusion: it is a totally viable and practical solution to global warming. In the end, we see that if we are to care for subsequent generations, embracing nuclear energy is an ethical imperative.




About the Author

Gwyneth Cravens has written about science and public health for The New York Times, Harper's, and The Washington Post. She was an editor at The New Yorker and at Harper's, and has published three novels: The Black Death, Heart's Desire, and Love and Work. This is her first work of nonfiction.




Praise For Power to Save the World

“Let's hope this clear-eyed, up-to-date tour of all things nuclear. . . . Sparks a renewed nationwide debate.”
Wired

“Provocative. . . . A fresh look at nuclear power [that asks] whether the threat of global warming has changed the calculus of nuclear risk.”
The Washington Post Book World

“Illuminating. . . . A picaresque, flat-out love song to the bad boy of the great American energy debate.”
The Wall Street Journal

“Engaging and unusual.”
Foreign Affairs

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