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ISBN: 0595321364Издательство: iUniverse, Inc.
Год издания: 2004
Book DescriptionAs a young engineer in West Germany in the 1970s, Manfred Fortsch was part of a team that built a nuclear power plant. This is his story of how the Project became a battleground and test-case, pitting some of his country's best scientific minds against the rising power of the Green Party. He describes how the initial approval of this project was overturned, as a result of opposition mounted by the Greens in collusion with the media. The author's personal conviction and identificationwith his engineering assignment are shown to be in opposition to the growing rejection of nuclear energy by the general public. The power of partisan media campaigns effectively isolates his profession and becomes a manipulating force that encroaches on his personal life. Through foreign assignments, the author learns to appreciate other cultures. The warmth and friendship of people he comes into contact with in South Africa and Polynesia opens up a fresh perspective on life, imbuing...