Physics for Future Presidents

Physics for Future Presidents

The Science Behind the Headlines

Book - 2008
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Learn the science behind the headlines in this work that outlines the tools of terrorists, the dangers of nuclear power, and the reality of global warming.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393066272
0393066274
Branch Call Number: 530 M916P 2008
Characteristics: 380 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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stewstealth
Aug 29, 2017

An interesting look at the science of nuclear power, nuclear weapons, terrorism, space,energy and global warming. Published in 2008 so some of the book is out of date though the big picture ideas are still very relevant. Not perfect but offers some good facts on the topics and should be read to approach the subjects in a more objective manor. Worth reading if you are interested.

Corey G Brooks Nov 10, 2014

"I didn't finish this, but when I was reading it; I heard President Obama say, "He is going to be President"! That gives hope to my ambition of finishing it, maybe I'll check it out again.

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MartinDani
Dec 22, 2011

Very informational book by an opinionated author.

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ReferenceSeete
Jul 28, 2011

The back cover review says that a more appropriate title would be "Physics for Useful Citizens"...that's actually a good suggestion.

This is one of those books you wish everyone would read so that discussions about important issues would be more informed and productive rather than an exchange of ideological soundbites.

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