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In Mortal Hands
Author Stephanie Cooke
Subject Atomic Age
Publisher Bloomsbury
Publication date
Pages 488 pp.
ISBN 978-1-59691-617-3
OCLC 243544172
LC Class D445 .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". The book suggests that there are practical reasons why nuclear reactors are unlikely to provide a solution to the global climate change problem.

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

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