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The Resource The star builders : nuclear fusion and the race to power the planet, Arthur Turrell

The star builders : nuclear fusion and the race to power the planet, Arthur Turrell

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The star builders : nuclear fusion and the race to power the planet
Title
The star builders
Title remainder
nuclear fusion and the race to power the planet
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Turrell
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From a young, award-winning scientist, a look at one of the most compelling and historic turning points of our time--the race to harness the power of the stars and produce controlled fusion, creating a practically unlimited supply of clean energy. The most important energy-making process in the universe takes place inside stars. The ability to duplicate that process in a lab, once thought out of reach, may now be closer than we think. Today, all across the world teams of scientists are being assembled by the world's boldest entrepreneurs, big business, and governments to solve what is the most difficult technological challenge humanity has ever faced: building the equivalent of a star on earth. If their plans to capture star power are successful, they will unlock thousands, potentially millions, of years of clean, carbon-free energy. Not only would controlled nuclear fusion go a long way toward solving the climate crisis, it could help make other highly desired technological ambitions possible--like journeying to the stars. Given the rising alarm over deterioration of the environment, and the strides being made in laser and magnetic field technology, powerful momentum is gathering behind fusion and the possibilities it offers"--
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10995178
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Turrell, Arthur
Dewey number
539.7/64
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC791.735
LC item number
.T87 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Controlled fusion
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Nuclear energy
Target audience
adult
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nuclear fusion and the race to power the planet
Label
The star builders : nuclear fusion and the race to power the planet, Arthur Turrell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A crazy idea -- The star builders -- Build a star, save the planet -- Energy from atoms -- How the universe builds stars -- How to build a star with magnetic fields -- How to build a star with inertia -- The new star builders -- Isn't this all a bit dangerous? -- Finishing the race for fusion -- Epilogue: Can we afford not to do fusion?
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781982130664
Lccn
2020050938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1201300550
  • (OCoLC)on1201300550
  • 701165
Label
The star builders : nuclear fusion and the race to power the planet, Arthur Turrell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A crazy idea -- The star builders -- Build a star, save the planet -- Energy from atoms -- How the universe builds stars -- How to build a star with magnetic fields -- How to build a star with inertia -- The new star builders -- Isn't this all a bit dangerous? -- Finishing the race for fusion -- Epilogue: Can we afford not to do fusion?
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781982130664
Lccn
2020050938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1201300550
  • (OCoLC)on1201300550
  • 701165

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