In this landmark history of the nuclear age, industry insider Stephanie Cooke draws on her unprecedented access to chart our evolving understanding of nuclear technology. Recent years have brought increased concern about nuclear proliferation and increased interest in nuclear power as a solution to the energy crisis, but few have truly come to terms with the complexities—and enormous risks—of nuclear technology. A comprehensive chronicle told in human terms, In Mortal Hands is crucial for those who wish to understand these issues that are currently determining our planet's future.
Stephanie Cooke has covered the nuclear industry for almost thirty years. She is currently an editor of Uranium Intelligence Weekly, and a contributor to The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.