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Nuclear Energy (Landolt-Börnstein: Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology - New Series / Advanced Materials and Technologies) [Kindle Edition]

K. (editor) Heinloth , Zeynel Alkan , Bertrand Barré , Rudolf Bock , David Campbell , Wolfgang Grätz , Thomas Hamacher , Klaus Heinloth , Dieter H.H. Hoffmann , Ingo Hofmann , William J. Hogan , Wolfgang Kröger , Ernst Kugeler , Kurt Kugeler , Grant B. Logan , Kanetada Nagamine , C.L. Olson , Herwig G. Paretzke , Nathalie Pöppe , Jürgen Räder , Eckhard Rebhan , Detlev Reiter , Ulrich Samm , James E. Turner , Friedrich Wagner , Roger Weynants , Horst Wobig
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The three volumes VIII/3A, B, C of Energy Technologies should primarily serve scientists, engineers, and students to gain information on physical, chemical, and technical properties of all technologies to provide, convert, distribute, store, and finally use energy. They are supplemented with economic background information and with specific concepts, to allow the reader a proper comparison of different energy technologies. In this way these volumes on energy technologies should help human society pave the way towards sufficient and environmentally safe provision and use of energy. The various contributions have been written by experts from all around the globe working in universities, public research institutions, and private industrial companies.


Product Details

  • File Size: 17148 KB
  • Print Length: 620 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (March 24, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001C2TPWO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,325,669 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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619 of 674 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Slightly Disappointed November 11, 2008
Format:Hardcover
I ordered this book to complete my doomsday weapon. The information is clear and well drawn-out, particularly the detail regarding the fusion of plasma energy with dark matter. My weapon was finished on schedule. Guaranteed Armageddon. It was beautiful, really. Except it turned out that due to a tiny error on page 601 of the book, my device was not exactly a success. I now have to start from scratch. Beginning with my army of minions.
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103 of 112 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Free Shipping December 17, 2011
Format:Hardcover
I almost didn't buy this, but then I saw "this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping". I'm taking advantage of this offer while I can.
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252 of 282 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They're Listening! July 12, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
After all this time, Amazon and the publishers are listening to our $6999.99 boycott! To show my pleasure and to reward them for doing so, I purchased this book.

The first couple of chapters were slow and went over the basics of nuclear energy that I learned in the 4th grade. However, by chapter 3, the pace really started to pick up and I could. not. put. it. down! The suspense was killing me!

I now have about half a reactor built in my backyard and am waiting a delivery from Home Depot and Bed, Bath and Beyond to finalize the construction.

When it is completed, I will drink from the pool, as illustrated in chapter 13, in order to obtain great strength so that I may, once and for all, pound my older brother in to the sand with my pinkie finger, as I threatened to do all those years ago, for putting me in a headlock and slugging me in the gut.

Thank you, Landolt and Bornstein! You helped one girl get her revenge!
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122 of 135 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seems expensive, but knowledge is priceless. November 11, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
From the moment I started reading this fascinating piece of literature I constantly would ask myself one question..."Is this worth the $6,000 I just spent?". In a word, yes. Sure, the price may ward off some people but when you break it down, it's only a bit over $10 per page. You can't see a movie anymore for $10. As you read the ins and outs of boiling water reactors, pressurized steam reactors, and a multitude of new advancements in the world of nuclear energy, you'll quickly forget that you could have gone to Europe, bought a decent used Harley, or even a well equipped man cave instead. Buy it. Right now.
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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I, like another reviewer, am glad that Amazon is finally listening to the $6,999.99 Kindle boycott movement. Since they finally made this book affordable, I gave it a go. It's a well-written piece, but it does tend to drivel on at the end about applications of nuclear energy.

I originally bought this book to complete my laser beam array for my home security system; I needed the ability to put up a laser grid that could burn a zombie in half simply by crossing the line into my yard (Resident Evil style). As it turned out, I needed 7.66 gigawatts of energy to power the beam system, and my local power company said they couldn't provide that kind of energy without a few billion dollars a month. So, I had to find an alternative.

And an alternative I found in this book. At just over 6-grand, it's a steal! (compared to billions of dollars a month in electric bills)

This book taught me how to obtain my uranium, how to build the reactor, and how to control my power plant from melting down. No messy Chernobyl incidents here!

Why it didn't make it to 5 stars: the book does seem to ramble on and on at the end about safety issues and radioactivity concerns, but who worries about that kind of crap anymore?

Ah, the stupid thing is overheating again. I'll be back - if I make it.
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99 of 113 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good but could be better... November 14, 2008
Format:Hardcover
Sure I can render my foes defenseless with the mighty transmogrifier I made after finishing chapter 5 but I was lead to believe this was the "Pop Up" version of Nuclear Energy (Landolt-Bornstein: Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology). I already own the abridged version of Nuclear Energy (Landolt-Bornstein: Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology) and while it did allow me to dabble in the juvenile realm of cold fusion it was the tantilizing prospect of world domination wrought via colorful anime pop ups that really hooked me in to this purchase. On a plus note the illustrations (while only 2D) are hilarous. Landolt-Bornstein are famous for their wit (as witnessed in the classic "Bornstein Bears" cartoon series). Bottom line, if you already own the original Nuclear Energy (Landolt-Bornstein: Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology) skip this purchase; if your looking to expand your library of Numerical Data and Functional Relationship books and don't mind the lack of 3D Pop Up Support then buy a copy today.
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78 of 89 people found the following review helpful
By John
Format:Kindle Edition
This is easily the best book on the market right now about Energy Technologies. As soon as I got it in the mail and felt its almost glowing metallic power in my hands and saw its vibrant, assertive, yet passionate blue cover, I knew my $6,000 had been well-invested. After reading the book while beating World of Warcraft for the 15th and 16th times respectively, I then used the supplied plutonium core hidden between the two back pages to build my first nuclear power plant using parts from my microwave, my blender, my clarinet from fifth grade, and my lawnmower. I was finally able to power the tractor beam that I built using my Chevy Manza and two tubes of toothpaste detailed in these guys' other book, "Advanced Meteorite Acquisition Techniques Volume III".

Overall, a highly recommended book.
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From 0 to 100, if u are stupid and idiot, buy this, it would help u. i have experienced it, and got it.
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I buy this book when I am in Hong Kong with the help of some Taiwan commades, and brought it back to mainland China secretly. Read more
Published 13 months ago by erickanshih
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a big mistake to sell it that cheap !
Totally worth it! This book is very helpful for me to understand nuclear technology in every aspect. And now I can build my own nuclear reaction station in my house! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Cong Yue
1.0 out of 5 stars Failed so hard
I was at chapter 12, reading through the book and I noticed this, quote "As you may have noticed, I resurrected this Pokemon and leveled it up to 14. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Abraham
5.0 out of 5 stars the greatest book in the history of human race
as you american guys know that i have run a nuclear plant in springfield for almost 20 years, and i think it is time for me to tell you the truth about me. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mr.Burns
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks to the authors
Many thanks to the authors, finally we successful complete the atomic engine, which is use for replace the old powerless engine in our alpha craft. Read more
Published 17 months ago by tang
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a joke, right..?
k guys...i read the reviews, most of them, and start thinking most of you guys are just way too bored...seriously?Has anybody really read the book??
Published 17 months ago by lulu
5.0 out of 5 stars The author should be nobel prized
it is a cookbook for making a homebased nuclear power plant. It cost me 7K to buy the book, 2.7K to buy the materials to build it! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Evill Dr Wayne
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Yet another item for suckers...
Might be worth it if it comes with 2 or 3 kg of plutonium for your backyard experiments.
Feb 16, 2011 by R. B. Maldonado |  See all 5 posts
Get "Nuclear Energy" for FREE!
So you're telling me I could have saved $7000 on my nuclear reactor?
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