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Gwyneth Cravens
Author
Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy

Gwyneth Cravens is the author of Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy (Knopf, October 2007; Vintage, October 2008). It documents her eight-year journey through the nuclear world, her encounters with scientists from many different disciplines, and her shift from skeptic to supporter of nuclear power as the safest, greenest, and most efficient technology for large-scale mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.

She has contributed articles on science and other topics to The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s, The Washington Post, The Brookings Institution Review, and other publications, and has also published five novels. She worked as an editor at The New Yorker and as an associate editor at Harper’s and for several years wrote a literary column for The Nation.

She graduated from the University of New Mexico, and obtained a Master’s degree from New York University, which she attended as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.

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