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Looking for Nuclear Engineering must reads

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I'm asking for suggestions in various categories as some of them might be more important for coursework whereas others might be more recreational and to expand knowledge.

I know for example that Knoll is the go to for radiation detection and Lamarsh and Baratta is the most important for intro to nuclear engineering (of course some disagree with dumbing down in it, which is why I ask). Any books that anyone would like to recommend as a must have for core nuclear courses?

Other books that I'm looking for are more for my knowledge. For example, I found introductory nuclear physics by krane really helpful in explaining some of the concepts and bridging the gap between quantum/particle physics and nuclear for someone who hasn't had a rigorous physics background in those. Not to mention a fun read. But despite all that, it has been not useful for coursework and has been more recreational for me. Point is, I enjoy it for knowledge and recreation and I would like other suggestions for these as well so that I may expand my understanding of nuclear even if I don't formally take a course, please?

There is one pet peeve that I would like to address specifically, however. I'm unable to find much information on books that detail nuclear engineering from a fusion perspective. For example, materials and neutronics usually detail everything from fission reactor standpoints with a very minor aside, if at all, towards fusion. Any suggestions for those?
 

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here's one totally outside any coursework: David Okrent's "book" On the History of the Evolution of Light Water Reactor Safety in the United States. Available on NRC ADAMS at ML090630275. This is a huge work over 1100 pages, with many many primary references (letters and memos) included. I think this is the basis for his published book(s) sadly long out of print and therefore quite pricey on the used market. This one is a download.
 
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I can't find that specific one. The numbers jump from 090630266 to 090630285.
 
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really, it comes up for me. In ADAMS do an Advanced Search, pick Property = Accession Number, Starts With, then in Value, enter ML090630275, then Search.

it is a big file cause its scanned, 64 MB
 
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Ah thanks. I found it. Please let me know if you have any other suggestions.
 

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