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In Mortal Hands
AuthorStephanie Cooke
SubjectAtomic Age
Publication date
Pages488 pp.

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LC ClassD445 .C7355 2009

In Mortal Hands: A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age is a 2009 book by Stephanie Cooke. The book says that nuclear energy failed to develop in the way its planners hoped, and explores the military and civilian sides of nuclear energy. In the book, Cooke says that we are not close to solving the nuclear waste problem, and that "the billions spent by government on nuclear over the past sixty years crowded out other energy options".[1] The book suggests that there are practical reasons why nuclear reactors are unlikely to provide a solution to the global climate change problem.[2][3]

Stephanie Cooke has written about the nuclear industry since the 1980s,[4] and is a contributor to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. There have been many media interviews about In Mortal Hands.[5][6][7]

Related pages


  1. Stephanie Cooke (2009). In Mortal Hands: A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age, Black Inc., p. 19.
  2. Cautionary tales, The Economist, April 30, 2009.
  3. A Nuclear Waste, The New York Times, March 17, 2009.
  4. Energy Intelligence Editors
  5. Bella English. Radioactive subject matter, The Boston Globe, June 26, 2009.
  6. Phillip Adams. The Nuclear Age, Late Night Live, 17 August 2009.
  7. Peter Cave. Caution expressed by author over expansion of uranium industry, The World Today, 29 July 2009.

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