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A piece of the sun : the quest for fusion energy / Daniel Clery.

Clery, Daniel. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781468304930 (hardback : US)
  • ISBN: 1468304933 (hardback : US)
  • ISBN: 9780715645253 (hardback : UK)
  • ISBN: 0715645250 (hardback : UK)
  • Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: London ; New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2013.

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Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 621.484/Clery (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction QC 791.735 .C25 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield On Order On Order 187762 (Text to phone) In process -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction QC 791.735 .C25 2013 (Text to phone) Lost 09/12/2014
Wakefield Adult Nonfiction (2nd Floor) 621.484 Clery (Text to phone) Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Why Fusion? -- Britain : Thonemann and the Pinch -- United States : Spitzer and the Stellarator -- Russia : Artsimovich and the Tokamak -- Tokamaks Take Over -- Fusion by Laser -- One Big Machine -- If Not Now, When?
Summary: "Our rapidly industrializing world has an insatiable hunger for energy and conventional sources are struggling to meet demand. Oil is running out, coal is damaging our climate, many nations are abandoning nuclear, yet solar, wind, and water will never be a complete replacement. The solution, says Daniel Clery in this deeply researched and revelatory book, is to be found in the original energy source: the Sun itself. Fusion is clean, green and virtually limitless and Clery argues passionately and eloquently that the only thing keeping us from proving its worth is our politicians' shortsightedness. The world energy industry is worth trillions of dollars, divert just a tiny fraction of that into researching fusion and we would soon know if it is workable. Timely and authoritative, A Piece of the Sun is a rousing call-to-arms to seize this chance of avoiding the looming energy crisis"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Controlled fusion.
Renewable energy sources.

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