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New York, N.Y. St. Martin's Press, July 2010. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. 254 pages. Signed and Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Inscription reads: Tom--To a real energy leader. Thanks for all you do to help us power America. Hope you enjoy the Read. Spencer Abraham. Includes Acknowledgments, Preface, Introduction, Conclusion, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters include Energy Myths and Facts; Threats to Our Energy and Environmental Security; Why We Have Failed to Address Our Energy Security Threats; and The Road Ahead. Edward Spencer Abraham (born June 12, 1952) is an American attorney, author and politician who was a United States Senator from Michigan from 1995 to 2001 and the tenth United States Secretary of Energy, serving under President George W. Bush, from 2001 to 2005. Abraham, a Republican, is one of the founders of the Federalist Society and a co-founder of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. To date, Abraham is the last Republican to serve as a U.S. Senator from Michigan. Abraham was elected to represent Michigan in the United States Senate in 1994, and he served until 2001 when he was defeated for reelection to the Senate in 2000 for a second term by Debbie Stabenow. According to the New York Times, State Republicans attributed his loss to "scathing advertisements by a wide range of special interest groups, including advertisements that criticized Mr. Abraham's support for a relaxation of some immigration restrictions". In 1996, when President Clinton endorsed Congresswoman Barbara Jordan's proposed cuts to legal immigration Senator Abraham played a leading role in blocking the proposed cuts.
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2010. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. 400 pages. Illustrations. Timeline of NRDC and the Modern Environmental Movement. Index. Inscriptions signed by both authors on half-title page. Foreword by Robert Redford. DJ has slight wear and soiling. John H. Adams was a Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Natural Resources Defense Council is considered a Big Green environmental group, one of the largest and most prominent in the world. NRDC describes itself "the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of more than 1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. Worth Magazine has named NRDC one of America's 100 best charities, and Charity Navigator has given NRDC four stars (out of a possible four)." It was founded by Michael A. McIntosh, Sr. As one of the largest environmental groups, NRDC has often been singled out for criticism by industry funded groups such as the Center for Consumer Freedom. John H. Adams was the Founding Director and former President.
Tulsa, OK: Toby Armellini, 2000. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 112 pages. Bibliography. Table. Index. Front cover creased and cover slightly soiled. Sticker residue on back cover. Minor page soiling. The author graduated from the University of Arkansas with a civil engineering degree. He worked in Tulsa for natural gas processing companies including Cities Service and Crest Engineering before forming his own company, Armellini Engineering, Inc. During the course of his career, his jobs took him all over the world, including Nigeria, Brazil, and Singapore. He designed and built natural gas processing plants in Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. He wrote and published a book, What You Need to Know About Radiation.
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xi, , 340 pages. List of Abbreviations. Footnotes. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Pencil erasure residue on fep. Chain Reaction seeks to explain how and why America came to depend so heavily on its experts after World War II, how those experts translated that authority into political clout, and why that authority and political discretion declined in the 1970s. Brian Balogh's pathbreaking research into the internal memoranda of the Atomic Energy Commission substantiates his arguments in impressive historical detail.
New York: The American Institute of Physics, 1991. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xvii, , 286 p. Illustrations. Index. This is one of the Masters of Modern Physics series. DJ has some sticker residue on the front. Hans Albrecht Bethe (July 2, 1906 – March 6, 2005) was a German-American nuclear physicist who made important contributions to astrophysics, quantum electrodynamics, and solid-state physics, and who won the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis. For most of his career, Bethe was a professor at Cornell University. During World War II, he was head of the Theoretical Division at the secret Los Alamos laboratory that developed the first atomic bombs. There he played a key role in calculating the critical mass of the weapons and developing the theory behind the implosion method used in both the Trinity test and the "Fat Man" weapon dropped on Nagasaki in August 1945. After the war, Bethe also played an important role in the development of the hydrogen bomb, although he had originally joined the project with the hope of proving it could not be made. Bethe later campaigned with Albert Einstein and the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists against nuclear testing and the nuclear arms race. He helped persuade the Kennedy and Nixon administrations to sign the 1963 Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (SALT I). His scientific research never ceased and he was publishing papers well into his nineties, making him one of the few scientists to have published at least one major paper in his field during every decade of his career, which in Bethe's case spanned nearly seventy years.
Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1985. Second Edition. Hardcover. x, , 545,  pages. Cover has slight wear and soiling. This is one of the Fundamentals of Naval Science series. Includes Acknowledgments, Foreword, Appendix: Temperature and Pressure; Glossary; Additional Reference Books, and Index. Chapters include Fundamentals; Steam Propulsion; Reciprocating Internal Combustion; Gas Turbine Propulsion; Marine Propulsion Plants; Service Systems; Ship Layout and Construction; Ship Stability and Damage Control; and Miscellaneous. Also includes Appendix, Glossary, Additional Reference Books, and Index. Errata 1 (an Introduction to Naval Engineering, 2nd Ed.), has a worn top edge and is laid in.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 289,  pages. Index. Preface by Senator Harrison H. Schmitt. Signed by author on title page. Ink notation inside front cover. DJ has wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Benjamin William "Ben" Bova (born November 8, 1932) is an American writer. He is the author of more than 120 works of science fact and fiction, he is six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog Magazine, a former editorial director of Omni; he was also president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Bova worked as a technical writer for Project Vanguard in the 1950s and later for the Avco Everett Research Laboratory in the 1960s. when they conducted research in lasers and fluid dynamics. In 1972, Bova became editor of Analog Science Fact & Fiction, after John W. Campbell's death in 1971. At Analog, Bova won six Hugo Awards for Best Professional Editor. After leaving Analog in 1978, Bova went on to edit Omni, from 1978 to 1982. Bova holds the position of President Emeritus of the National Space Society.
Brookline, MA: Autumn Press, 1979. Third Printing. Trade paperback. 23 cm, 120,  pages. Wraps. Map. Footnotes. Bibliography. pencil erasure on first page, covers somewhat worn and soiled. Helen Mary Caldicott (born 7 August 1938) is an Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate. Caldicott's interest in nuclear issues was sparked when she read the 1957 Nevil Shute?s book On the Beach, a novel about a nuclear holocaust set in Australia. In the 1970s, she gained prominence in Australia, New Zealand and North America, speaking on the health hazards of radiation from the perspective of pediatrics. Her early achievements included convincing Australia to sue France over its atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons in the Pacific in 1971 and 1972, which brought the practice to an end. In 1980, she founded the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND) in the United States, which was later renamed Women's Action for New Directions. It is a group dedicated to reducing or redirecting government spending away from nuclear energy and nuclear weapons towards what the group perceives as unmet social issues. Caldicott stood as an independent candidate for the House of Representatives at the 1990 federal election, contesting the Division of Richmond, against the Leader of the National Party, Charles Blunt. She polled 23.3% of the votes; not enough to win, but her preferences went mostly to the Labor candidate, Neville Newell, electing him and unseating Blunt. In 2002 Caldicott released The New Nuclear Danger, a commentary on the George Bush Military-Industrial Complex.
La Grange Park, IL: American Nuclear Society Scientific Publications, 2013. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxix, , 280,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Signed with sentiment and dated by compiler on the half-title page. Statement reads Nov. 14, 2018 "Everything in the world is done by and through people" HGR Paul; E. Cantonwine. The compiler has 20 years of experience working on nuclear fuel issues from cradle to grave - including the development, licensing and implementation of new fuel technology. With a Ph.D. In Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia, his technical skills are in Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Statistical Data Analysis, Statistical Modeling, and Failure Analysis. Besides his over 25 published papers, Cantonwine published a collection of Admiral Rickover’s essays in the book “The Never-Ending Challenge of Engineering. This book is a practical and philosophical look at the principles used by engineers and leaders from the perspective of Admiral Hyman George Rickover - one of America's greatest engineers. Admiral Rickover is an icon in the history of nuclear power, and one of his greatest contributions was to develop nuclear power technology to meet much higher safety and quality standards than past technological developments. The record of safety in his nuclear navy and in the US commercial nuclear industry is unique in the history of power technology, and thus the thoughts of the man most responsible for how nuclear power technology was developed in the United States should be of interest to all engineers and leaders working in a technical field-especially ones where customer/public safety and quality are paramount.