Asleep at the Geiger Counter: Nuclear Destruction fo the Planet and How to Stop It

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Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring. This book is about silent spring, silent summer, silent fall, and silent winter. Asleep at the Geiger Counter vigorously exposes the destructive sweep of nuclear scams and frauds. It documents why nuclear programs mean cancer everywhere, birth defects forever, the uncontrolled proliferation of nuclear weapons, increased chance of nuclear war, the undermining of our national defense, the loss of civil liberties, and unending multi-billion dollar subsidies which have been bleeding us white, while actually delaying genuine energy independence. Responsible energy policies can give us a golden age of environmental and economic benefits, a more peaceful world, and conditions which will help rich and poor alike. We are getting the opposite of all that, sanctimoniously shrouded with a cloak of big lies. Some of those lies are so brazen, they violate the most basic laws of physics and engineering. This is explained in simple language. The book is written from the point of view of an an engineer who has been on the front line of varied research design and development for 42 years, and also on the front line of ardent environmental activism. Asleep at the Geiger Counter unveils frequently censored material, and much that has been forgotten by the present generation. Personal encounters and anecdotes add a touch of humor to this grim topic.

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Sidney Goodman, P.E., M.S.M.E. Author of Asleep at the Geiger Counter Sidney Goodman is a licensed Professional Engineer, with a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has had 43 years experience by January, 2002, in the research and development of projects which included aerospace, commercial, industrial products, residential energy products, and consumer products. At the age of 71 in April, 2002, he still provides engineering services. After more than 30 years with Melnor Inc., he retired as their Chief Engineer and formed his own engineering product design consulting company. Immediately after retirement, he served Melnor as a consultant. Afterwards, he provided engineering services to industry, including a great deal of work on fuel cells and fuel cell systems. Some of his designs won awards or set the lead in industry. He supervised an energy laboratory which was the first of its type for the standardized testing of humidifiers. He worked on the design of a temperature control for a nuclear rocket. An ardent environmental activist, Sid was president of the Paramus Environmental Council. He served as a speaker for NJ Sane, The Union of Concerned Scientists, The Safe Energy Alternatives Alliance, The Nuclear Freeze, and the Citizens Energy Council. Some of his presentations were on radio and TV. He also served as the energy coordinator for the NJ Sierra Club and the Safe Energy Alternatives Special Interest Group of Mensa.

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Asleep at the Geiger Counter is a lively account, revealing the facts of nuclear life. -- Norman Cohen, Executive Director, Coalition for Peace and Freedom

Asleep at the Geiger Counter is an excellently researched book by an engineer, deeply concerned ... -- Dr. Helen Caldicott, Founding President, Physicians for Social Responsibility

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