ESTEEMED SCIENTIST'S NEW BOOK URGES NUCLEAR POWER IN BATTLE AGAINST THE CLOCK TO OVERCOME GLOBAL WARMING & PEAK OIL.
Dr. J.W. Eerkens' new book, The Nuclear Imperative, examines the various alternatives to fossil fuel from a scientific angle, and shows why nuclear power must be a crucial component in solving the impending energy crisis.
May 1, 2007 -- Dr. Jeff W. Eerkens, an internationally esteemed nuclear physicist with a PhD in Nuclear Physics from UC Berkeley and 50 years of professional experience in the field, is now available for interviews and punditry on energy topics including peak oil and global warming. He espouses nuclear energy’s potential to help solve these crucial issues. Eerkens is considered an expert in the field of nuclear energy, and has been consulted by journalists from major media outlets such as Reuters, among others. He has historical experience with international nuclear power programs such as in Iran and Russia (having consulted on and visited Chernobyl following their meltdown).
His new book, The Nuclear Imperative: A Critical Look at the Approaching Energy Crisis, published by Springer-Verlag, is now available for review, excerpting, or book roundup. Electronic excerpts are available by e-mail at your request. More information about the book is available at Springer’s website, www.springer.com .
About The Nuclear Imperative:
"A wake-up call to the importance of nuclear energy.”- Tom Marrero, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia.
“A very timely book which should be read by all environmentalists.” – Dick Griot, Founder & CEO, Melles Griot.
In a well-documented global wake-up call, nuclear physicist Jeff Eerkens explores remedies for the impending energy crisis, when oil and natural gas are depleted. Because the burning of coal worsens the problem of global warming, alternate energy sources must be instituted. The Nuclear Imperative demonstrates with scientific documentation that solar, wind, and biomass power, while helpful, are unfortunately economically unfeasible for supplying and sustaining the enormous quantities of electricity and heat needed for manufacturing portable synthetic fuels to replace our current use of fossil fuels. Instead, this book offers a fresh look at uranium-produced energy as the optimal solution.
Long misunderstood and irrationally feared because of antiquated beliefs by the general public, modern nuclear power generation is safer, cleaner, and essential for solving the future energy shortage.
Using a detailed, scientific approach and hard numbers to dispel common myths, The Nuclear Imperative shows that uranium fission power is available for 1500 years as a prime energy source to provide all the world's energy needs. Because it takes ten to twenty years to design, test, and build new synfuel-producing reactors and new engines powered by synfuels, action must be taken now to prevent a catastrophe thirty years from now when oil starts to run out.
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