The Rise of Nuclear Fear by Spencer R. Weart

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...Weart's Nuclear Fear remains a classic study of the way imagery has dominated the nuclear debate.
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After the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant had a meltdown, protesters around the world challenged nuclear power. Climate change has never aroused this visceral dread. Weart dissects this paradox, showing that powerful images surrounding nuclear energy hold us captive, allowing fear, rather than facts, to drive our thinking and public policy.
 

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Spencer R. Weart is Director Emeritus of the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of PhysicsAuthor's Home: Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
 
Published April 2, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 381 pages
Genres: History, Computers & Technology, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by PD Smith on Apr 03 2012

...Weart's Nuclear Fear remains a classic study of the way imagery has dominated the nuclear debate.

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