Garstein's Legacy

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Inheriting a property in the Targhee forest involves an English mechanic in recovering information crucial to the rescue of a long-kidnapped American engineer, supporting his young widow after a fatal accident in Vienna, and unmasking a highly-placed traitor in the US administration. More
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Words: 75,480
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458025265
About Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson was born in Nottingham, England, in 1936. After education at Nottingham High School, where he changed course from classics to science because he couldn’t get on with Greek, he gained an open scholarship to St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, to be taken up after National Service (1955-57) in which he was a radio mechanic at the SHAPE military headquarters near Paris. At Oxford he gained first-class honours in chemistry, then took a PhD at Leeds University.

In 1964 he was appointed to a research position at the nuclear reprocessing site at Sellafield in Cumberland (the north-western corner of England), then operated by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Agency (UKAEA) of which the relevant division became British Nuclear Fuels plc (BNFL) in 1971. He remained there until retirement in 2001, mostly working on process chemistry development. For the last dozen years he was chiefly concerned with certain aspects of long-term waste management and related strategic issues, helping to form the company technical policy thereon and presenting its rationale in international discussions. He was also the technical member of a team representing the UK in gaining acceptance of an extension to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to cover a possible loophole. His book "The Nuclear Fuel Cycle" (Oxford University Press, 1996) has become the standard text on the subject. Following his retirement, BNFL set up and financed a "Peter Wilson Medal and Prize" for research and communication, to be awarded annually at Leeds University.

He still lives in Seascale, a coastal village near to the Sellafield site. An interest in amateur dramatics goes back to the 1960s and for 40+ years he has been an active member of the society based in Gosforth, the next village inland. His collection of stories, plays and film scripts along with some factual material may be found at www.peterwilson-seascale.me.uk.

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Review by: claus olsen on Nov. 25, 2012 :
This is a very good book. Quite a modern day Dickens. I have read it twice, and second time it still was a well read.
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