Seeing the Light: The Case for Nuclear Power in the 21st Century


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Cambridge University Press
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6.58 X 9.14 X 0.86 inches | 1.14 pounds

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About the Author

[Website:] Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lightbridge Corporation, a company which develops new and improved types of nuclear power fuel. Internationally known as one of the leading authorities in the field of international arms control and non-proliferation, Ambassador Graham served as a senior U.S. diplomat involved in every major international arms control and nonproliferation negotiation in which the United States took part during the period 1970-1997. Ambassador Graham is a widely published author in both scholarly journals and major newspapers. He has authored twelve books: Disarmament Sketches: Three Decades of Arms Control and International Law (2002); Cornerstones of Security: Arms Control and International Law in a Nuclear Era (2003) with Damien LaVera; Common Sense on Weapons of Mass Destruction (2007); Spy Satellites and Other Technologies that Have Changed the Course of History (2007) with Keith Hansen; Preventing Catastrophe: The Use and Misuse of Weapons of Mass Destruction ( 2009) with Keith Hansen; Unending Crisis: National Security Policy after 9/11 (2012); Sapphire: A Tale of the Cold War-a novel (2014); The Alternate Route: Nuclear Weapons Free Zones (2017); Seeing the Light, the Case for Nuclear Power in the 21st Century (2017) with Dr. Scott Montgomery; America: The Founder's Vision (2017); On Tyranny and Crisis-a novel (2020); John Jay's Journal, with Friends: Explorations into the Trump Administration, 2017-2021, 3rd edition (2021) Ambassador Graham has taught at many prestigious universities, including the University of Virginia School of Law, the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, the Georgetown University Law Center, Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, the University of Tennessee, and Oregon State University, Columbia University, and Dartmouth College.

Scott L. Montgomery is an author and affiliate faculty member in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. A consulting geologist for more than 25 years, he has written many technical papers and monographs on energy-related subjects and is the author or coauthor of numerous books, most recently The Shape of the New: Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World and Does Science Need a Global Language? English and the Future of Research, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press. He lives in Seattle.


'This is an accessible and well-written book that could not be more timely. Much current campaigning gives the impression that renewable sources are the full answer to the world's needs for climate safe energy. The balanced discussion in this book shows us the great environmental benefit of today's nuclear power and the potential for development and expanded use. It merits broad reading by anyone interested in the future of energy generation, from the general public to students and scientists to policymakers.' Hans Blix, Director General Emeritus of the International Atomic Energy Agency
'This vitally important book counters nuclear fear with deep knowledge and honest good will. It is by far the best book on the subject yet written. We need its authoritative perspective for the difficult transition we face today away from carbon energy.' Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize recipient for The Making of the Atomic Bomb