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Facts on nuclear energy by Guy Arnold

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Published by F. Watts in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Nuclear energy -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Nuclear power plants -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Nuclear energy.,
  • Nuclear power plants.

Book details:

About the Edition

Examines how nuclear energy is produced and used, as well as its possible dangers.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementGuy Arnold ; [illustrator, Peter Bull].
SeriesFacts on
ContributionsBull, Peter, 1960- ill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTK9148 .A76 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1859612M
ISBN 100531110885
LC Control Number90012782
OCLC/WorldCa21976514

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