A piece of the sun : the quest for fusion energy / Daniel Clery.
- ISBN: 9781468304930 (hardback : US)
- ISBN: 1468304933 (hardback : US)
- ISBN: 9780715645253 (hardback : UK)
- ISBN: 0715645250 (hardback : UK)
- Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: London ; Overlook Duckworth, 2013.
- 3 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
- 1 copy at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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|Gloucester||Adult Nonfiction||621.484/Clery (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Beverly Main||NEW||QC 791.735 .C25 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Lynnfield||Adult Nonfiction||QC 791.735 .C25 2013 (Text to phone)||Checked out||08/01/2014|
|Wakefield||Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk)||621.484 Clery (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|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.