Stanford, California : Stanford University, Hoover Institution Press, 
Book — xxii, 245 pages ; 23 cm.
Overview of Distributed Power Systems
Economic and environmental cost-benefit analysis of DPS
Security-related benefits of DPS
Current DPS policy landscape
Policy research findings
Conclusions and recommendations.
Providing reliable and secure electric power to meet the growing demands of this century, and mitigate the adverse effects of climate change, is a daunting challenge. The situation has given rise to increased interest in the potential for distributed power systems (DPS): a combination of distributed sources of power production and distributed energy storage. This study examines the economic, environmental, and energy security case for DPS. Scholars from the Brookings Institution's Energy Security Initiative and the Hoover Institution's Task Force on Energy Policy offer recommendations for ensuring the security and sustainability of our electricity system now and for future generations through the greater deployment of DPS. Their report provides a comprehensive survey of the current technology and policy landscape of DPS and offers suggestions for its most effective use in civilian and military settings, along with warnings on its possible pitfalls. They discuss the current economic, environmental, and energy security costs and benefits of DPS, the policies and regulations currently in place to promote DPS and their effectiveness, the potential benefits of increased penetration of DPS and the barriers to achieving them, and what federal and state governments can do to further encourage DPS. Contributors: John Banks, Jeremy Carl, Kevin Massy, Pedram Mokrian, Jelena Simjanovic, David Slayton, Amy Guy Wagner, Lisa Wood. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 
Book — xvii, 370 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Designing and building nuclear weapons to meet high safety standards / by Sidney D. Drell
A personal account of steps toward achieving safer nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal / by Robert L. Peurifoy
The interplay between civilian and military nuclear risk assessment , and sobering lessons from Fukushima and the space shuttle / by Christopher Stubbs
Long-range effects of nuclear disasters / by Raymond Jeanloz
Naval nuclear power as a model for civilian applications / by Drew Dewalt
Lessons learned of "lessons learned" : evolution in nuclear power safety and operations / by Edward Blandford and Michael May
Nuclear technology development : evolution or gamble? / by Per F. Peterson and Regis A. Matzie
The spent fuel problem / by Robert J. Budnitz
International issues related to nuclear energy / by William F. Martin and Burton Richter
Fukushima and the future of nuclear power in China and India / by Jeremy Carl
The capture theory of regulation / by Gary S. Becker
The federal regulatory process as a constraint on regulatory capture / by John F. Cogan
A comparison of government regulation of risk in the financial services and nuclear power industries / by John B. Taylor and Frank A. Wolak
Discussion notes on the economics of nuclear energy / by Michael J. Boskin
Media and public policy / by Jim Hoagland
The nuclear credibility gap : three crises / by David E. Hoffmann.
Nuclear energy can provide great benefits to society; in the form of nuclear weapons, however, it can cause death and destruction on an unparalleled scale. The challenge is how to deal with the catastrophic risk of the nuclear enterprise so as to preserve its positive elements and make economic sense. In this book, an expert group of contributors attempts to answer two key questions facing the nuclear enterprise:. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
A panel of expert contributors offers its views on the risks and rewards of the nuclear enterprise, focusing on issues of safety, regulation, and public perception. Contributors discuss specific experience and issues regarding the technical safety of weapons and power plants, management operations, regulatory measures, and the importance of accurate communication by the media. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Atomic powered communism-- the reactor in the garden-- nuclear breeders - technological determinism-- nuclear concete - the Soviet ethos of mass production-- nuclear chickens - technology as panacea-- a stellar promise - the display value of fusion power-- reactors for the republics-- nuclear explosions, peaceful and otherwise-- epilogue - atomic powered communism reconsidered.
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This work is a study of Soviet nuclear enterprise based on research conducted within that establishment. It places all of the well-known events of Soviet nuclear history - its bomb projects, nuclear icebreakers, radioactive waste dumps and Chernobyl - within a story of heroes and villains who were guilty of nuclear enthusiasm. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This guide describes, evaluates and explains how to locate information with search tools such as WebCrawler and HotBot that use automatic indexing software to efficiently and effectively discover, harvest and index Web pages. It directs the reader to the best tool for finding information needed without having to waste additional search time required by older methods. The manual provides: an introduction to search engines and chapters offering individual looks at the most widely known and used including WebCrawler, Lycos, Infoseek, OpenText, Altavista, Excite and HotBot; a general explanation of how all Web search tools create and search their indexes and databases; a discussion of the interface (the medium that allows the user to enter a query and then translates the query for a search engine); a history of automated Web searching, including an explanation of how robots discover resources on the Web and their limitations and depth-first versus breadth-first searching; and charts that summarize and compare search engine features enabling the reader to find the best one before beginning to search. Each description of a search engine contains information about who created it, the size of its database, the spiderbot or harvester it uses to retrieve information, how often it is updated, what is indexed, how this is determined and the step-by-step methods to find information with each. Additional chapters offer a comparison of the various search engines, a look at the economics of search engines and an annotated listing of meta-engines. (source: Nielsen Book Data)