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Nuclear Portraits

Communities, the Environment, and Public Policy

Edited by: Laurel Sefton MacDowell

In Nuclear Portraits, scholars from Europe, North America, and Asia demonstrate the complexity, controversy, contradictions, and dangers that surround many aspects of the nuclear industry.

Author Information

MacDowellLaurel Sefton:

Laurel Sefton MacDowell is professor emerita in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. Her prior work on environmental history has been recognized by the Ontario Historical Society and the Canadian Historical Association.


Jason S. Ridler:

"Nuclear Portraits is an engaging addition to the dialogue on the increasingly complex impact of nuclear affairs, dominated by the relationship between risk and perception. In an age of "fake news" and "alternative facts," such clarion calls are valuable and necessary."

Sonja D. Schmid, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University:

"This is a much-need contribution to nuclear history, one that goes beyond technical, economic, and security related assessments of nuclear energy."

Bryan C. Taylor, Department of Communication, University of Colorado-Boulder:

"Nuclear Portraits is a novel and valuable volume that will assist scholars, policymakers, and the public in coming to grips with the extraordinary set of nuclear challenges. The material is important and there is no easy fix here, but the contributors have done their job of presenting us with studies that inform, illuminate, and compel."

Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;