by John Perritano

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Uranium is a powerful resource, but it is also a mixed blessing. Uranium can light a town or power a submarine, but it can also destroy a city. Areas around nuclear power plants, which use uranium to create energy, can become dead zones if the nuclear reactions become unstable. And yet nuclear power can also be one of the cleanest sources of energy. The countries of North America have always had plentiful natural resources. But the exploitation of these resources comes at a cost, and in certain cases, some have wondered if that cost is too high. North American Natural Resources explores all facets of this vital aspect of our economy. Readers will investigate the natural history, human use, technology environmental impact, and economic significance of the most significant resources on the continent.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422233900
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: North American Natural Resources Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 History 9

Chapter 2 Extraction 18

Chapter 3 Science and Uses 27

Chapter 4 Commerce and Economics 37

Chapter 5 Uranium and the Environment 45

Further Reading 57

Series Glossary 58

Index 60

About the Author 64

Photo Credits 64

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