Bill Sargent

Biography

WILLIAM SARGENT is a consultant for the NOVA Science Series and has written eight books about science and the environment, including The House on Ipswich Marsh (UPNE, 2005); Storm Surge (UPNE, 2004); Sea Level Rising (Schifferbooks, 2004); Crab Wars: A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, Bioterrorism, and Human Health (UPNE, 2002); A Year in the Notch: Exploring the Natural History of the White Mountains (UPNE, 2001); The Year of the Crab: Marine Animals in Modern Medicine (1988). His Shallow Waters: A Year on Cape Cod's Pleasant Bay (1981) received the Boston Globe Winship award for the best book about New England and was the basis for a NOVA film, The Sea Behind the Dunes, selected by the National Audubon Society as the best natural history film of the year.

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Fukushima; Nuclear Disaster on the ring of fire
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics
Fukushima takes an in-depth look at the March, 2011 nuclear disaster that occurred as a result of one the most powerful earthquakes ever to hit Japan. In his lively and conversational writing style, Sargent puts the tragedy in useful scientific and political context by exploring what led the Japanese to build 55 nuclear power plants on one of the most seismically active locations on Earth.
The Well From Hell
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 25,580. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
The Well From Hell offers an engaging and informative context for BP’s tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico, placing the company’s failures in the larger and colorful story of BP’s corporate culture. Sargent also considers the spill’s potential legacy in the broader frame of other oil spills, the geology of our remaining oil, and the incentives that drive energy production.

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