Monday, 28 January 2013

Topical book for children about Fukushima

Dear Reader,

I recently read an excellent book by an American children's author name Dr. Fred Bortz.

His 2012 book 'Meltdown: The Nuclear Disaster in Japan and Our Energy Future' provides a clear and thought provoking description, which will appeal to secondary school children, of the biggest earthquake in Japan's history and its devastating impact on the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

In addition, Dr. Bortz objectively examines the different alternatives to nuclear power, and poses some big questions about how we decide what technologies should underpin the world's future energy supply. Big, important questions, which are sure to provoke a fierce debate at home or in the class room.

You can read more here...


  1. Thank you very much for this posting.

    Your readers might appreciate my blog entry about other reviewers' reactions:

    There are interesting comments to that one.

    And this follow-up blog entry with fewer comments:

    Fred Bortz