School Library Journal Gr 9 Up--This book does an excellent job of delivering complex information, including background on the theories, applications, devices, and future of fusion. Clear diagrams and color photos...sidebars highlight people and topics. The information is presented in a straightforward way, but due to the complex topic and the depth of the text, this volume will not appeal to casual readers. For high school students studying fusion, this work will fill a void...--Elizabeth Kahn, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Jefferson, LA
School Library Journal Gr 9 Up-This informative series explores the history, science, and technology of nuclear power. Mahaffey also addresses public concerns about radiation and nuclear safety. The coverage is in-depth, detailed, and meticulously researched. These volumes make nuclear technology understandable by explaining how scientists discovered radiation and giving readers a tour of a typical nuclear reactor plant. Accessible and interesting. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
About the Author
James A. Mahaffey, Ph.D., has more than 25 years' experience as a senior research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, where he was engaged in a wide variety of projects, ranging from theoretical mathematics to nuclear science. At the Georgia Institute of Technology, he completed undergraduate and master's studies and earned a doctorate there in nuclear engineering. He was director of a long-term project to design and build the Emergency Response Data System at Georgia Power's Plant Hatch nuclear power station. He has also worked on projects for the Defense Nuclear Agency, the National Ground Intelligence Center, and the Air Force Air Logistics Center.