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The Resource Physics for future presidents : the science behind the headlines, Richard A. Muller

Physics for future presidents : the science behind the headlines, Richard A. Muller

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Physics for future presidents : the science behind the headlines
Title
Physics for future presidents
Title remainder
the science behind the headlines
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Muller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Muller, R.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Science and state
  • Science in mass media
Label
Physics for future presidents : the science behind the headlines, Richard A. Muller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-359) 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
  • Impact
  • 2.
  • Terrorist nukes
  • Big nukes
  • The
  • terrorist dirty bomb
  • Rogue nukes
  • Uranium bombs
  • Plutonium bombs
  • 3. The
  • Introduction
  • next terrorist attack
  • Future airplane gasoline attacks
  • Bombs on airplanes
  • 4.
  • Biological terrorism
  • The
  • anthrax attack
  • Terrorism : presidential summary
  • [pt]. 2.
  • Energy
  • [pt]. 1.
  • 5.
  • Key energy surprises
  • Why we love oil
  • Power
  • Energy alternatives
  • Th e
  • bottom line : the cost of energy
  • 6.
  • Solar power
  • An
  • Terrorism
  • anecdote
  • Basic facts
  • Solar power plants
  • Solar airplanes
  • 7. The
  • end of oil
  • Oil from coal : Fischer-Tropsch
  • The
  • price of oil
  • Energy : presidential summary --
  • 1.
  • Nine-eleven
  • Inspecting passengers
  • Taking control
  • Flying and navigating the airplane
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor disaster
  • The
  • linear hypothesis
  • 9.
  • Radioactive decay
  • Dangers of short versus long half-lives
  • Environmental radioactivity
  • Horrific mutations
  • X-rays and microwaves
  • Is radioactivity contagious?
  • [pt]. 3.
  • 10.
  • Nuclear weapons
  • The
  • key to an explosion: the nuclear chain reaction
  • World War II and the Manhattan Project
  • Critical mass - the first atomic secret
  • Hiroshima - the simple bomb design
  • The
  • hard part - purifying uranium-235
  • Centrifuges
  • Nukes
  • The
  • plutonium bomb - an implosion design
  • The
  • hydrogen bomb
  • Fallout
  • Big bombs
  • Smaller weapons, more destruction
  • 11.
  • Nuclear madness
  • The
  • 8.
  • neutron bomb and the weapons paradox
  • Nuclear proliferation
  • How worried should we be?
  • Nukular weapons
  • 12.
  • Nuclear power
  • Can a nuclear reactor explode like an atomic bomb?
  • Manufacturing plutonium
  • Fast breeder reactors
  • The
  • Radioactivity and death
  • China Syndrome
  • Three Mile Island - fuel meltdown
  • Chernobyl - a runaway chain reaction
  • Pebble bed reactors
  • 13.
  • Nuclear waste
  • My confession
  • Plutonium
  • Depleted uranium
  • 14.
  • Radiation and cancer
  • Controlled fusion
  • Tokamak
  • Laser fusion
  • Cold fusion
  • Nukes : presidential summary --
  • The
  • linear effect
  • The
  • 16.
  • Gravity applications
  • g's
  • Using gravity to search for ice, oil, hidden craters, and secret tunnels
  • Space industry : manufacturing in a weightless environment
  • Gravity on the Moon and asteroids
  • Artificial gravity
  • The
  • X Prize
  • 17.
  • [pt]. 4.
  • Humans in space
  • 18.
  • Spying with invisible light
  • Infrared radiation
  • Remote sensing of the Earth
  • Military special ops
  • Stinger missiles
  • Radar and stealth
  • Radar imaging
  • X-ray backscatter
  • Space
  • Space : presidential summary
  • [pt]. 5.
  • Global warming
  • 19. A
  • brief history of climate
  • The
  • climate of the past 14,000 years
  • 20. The
  • greenhouse effect
  • Carbon dioxide
  • 15.
  • Calculating greenhouse warming
  • Another danger : acid oceans
  • The
  • ozone hole
  • 21. A
  • very likely cause
  • Doing something about it : Alaska
  • 22.
  • Evidence
  • Distortion
  • Space and satellites
  • Exaggeration
  • Cherry picking
  • News bias
  • The
  • hockey stick
  • Carbon dioxide and ancient climate
  • Science and propaganda
  • 23.
  • Nonsolutions
  • Hydrogen hype
  • Satellite orbits : LEO, GEO, and MEO
  • Electric automobiles
  • Fusion
  • Solar power
  • Recycling
  • Kyoto --
  • GPS : a set of medium-Earth-orbit satellites
  • Spy satellites
  • Rocket science
  • Automobile efficiency
  • 25.
  • New technologies
  • Biofuels
  • Concentrating solar
  • Safe nukes
  • Clean coal
  • Carbon credits
  • Renewable energy
  • Global warming : presidential summary - the buck stops here
  • 24. The
  • Notes
  • Index
  • fruit of the ground
  • Comfortable conservation
  • Compact fluorescent lights
  • Cool colors : when brown paint is white
  • Reason for optimism : Rosenfeld's law
  • The
  • fizzling population bomb
Control code
181139562
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9780393066272
Lccn
2008006075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Physics for future presidents : the science behind the headlines, Richard A. Muller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-359) 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
  • Impact
  • 2.
  • Terrorist nukes
  • Big nukes
  • The
  • terrorist dirty bomb
  • Rogue nukes
  • Uranium bombs
  • Plutonium bombs
  • 3. The
  • Introduction
  • next terrorist attack
  • Future airplane gasoline attacks
  • Bombs on airplanes
  • 4.
  • Biological terrorism
  • The
  • anthrax attack
  • Terrorism : presidential summary
  • [pt]. 2.
  • Energy
  • [pt]. 1.
  • 5.
  • Key energy surprises
  • Why we love oil
  • Power
  • Energy alternatives
  • Th e
  • bottom line : the cost of energy
  • 6.
  • Solar power
  • An
  • Terrorism
  • anecdote
  • Basic facts
  • Solar power plants
  • Solar airplanes
  • 7. The
  • end of oil
  • Oil from coal : Fischer-Tropsch
  • The
  • price of oil
  • Energy : presidential summary --
  • 1.
  • Nine-eleven
  • Inspecting passengers
  • Taking control
  • Flying and navigating the airplane
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor disaster
  • The
  • linear hypothesis
  • 9.
  • Radioactive decay
  • Dangers of short versus long half-lives
  • Environmental radioactivity
  • Horrific mutations
  • X-rays and microwaves
  • Is radioactivity contagious?
  • [pt]. 3.
  • 10.
  • Nuclear weapons
  • The
  • key to an explosion: the nuclear chain reaction
  • World War II and the Manhattan Project
  • Critical mass - the first atomic secret
  • Hiroshima - the simple bomb design
  • The
  • hard part - purifying uranium-235
  • Centrifuges
  • Nukes
  • The
  • plutonium bomb - an implosion design
  • The
  • hydrogen bomb
  • Fallout
  • Big bombs
  • Smaller weapons, more destruction
  • 11.
  • Nuclear madness
  • The
  • 8.
  • neutron bomb and the weapons paradox
  • Nuclear proliferation
  • How worried should we be?
  • Nukular weapons
  • 12.
  • Nuclear power
  • Can a nuclear reactor explode like an atomic bomb?
  • Manufacturing plutonium
  • Fast breeder reactors
  • The
  • Radioactivity and death
  • China Syndrome
  • Three Mile Island - fuel meltdown
  • Chernobyl - a runaway chain reaction
  • Pebble bed reactors
  • 13.
  • Nuclear waste
  • My confession
  • Plutonium
  • Depleted uranium
  • 14.
  • Radiation and cancer
  • Controlled fusion
  • Tokamak
  • Laser fusion
  • Cold fusion
  • Nukes : presidential summary --
  • The
  • linear effect
  • The
  • 16.
  • Gravity applications
  • g's
  • Using gravity to search for ice, oil, hidden craters, and secret tunnels
  • Space industry : manufacturing in a weightless environment
  • Gravity on the Moon and asteroids
  • Artificial gravity
  • The
  • X Prize
  • 17.
  • [pt]. 4.
  • Humans in space
  • 18.
  • Spying with invisible light
  • Infrared radiation
  • Remote sensing of the Earth
  • Military special ops
  • Stinger missiles
  • Radar and stealth
  • Radar imaging
  • X-ray backscatter
  • Space
  • Space : presidential summary
  • [pt]. 5.
  • Global warming
  • 19. A
  • brief history of climate
  • The
  • climate of the past 14,000 years
  • 20. The
  • greenhouse effect
  • Carbon dioxide
  • 15.
  • Calculating greenhouse warming
  • Another danger : acid oceans
  • The
  • ozone hole
  • 21. A
  • very likely cause
  • Doing something about it : Alaska
  • 22.
  • Evidence
  • Distortion
  • Space and satellites
  • Exaggeration
  • Cherry picking
  • News bias
  • The
  • hockey stick
  • Carbon dioxide and ancient climate
  • Science and propaganda
  • 23.
  • Nonsolutions
  • Hydrogen hype
  • Satellite orbits : LEO, GEO, and MEO
  • Electric automobiles
  • Fusion
  • Solar power
  • Recycling
  • Kyoto --
  • GPS : a set of medium-Earth-orbit satellites
  • Spy satellites
  • Rocket science
  • Automobile efficiency
  • 25.
  • New technologies
  • Biofuels
  • Concentrating solar
  • Safe nukes
  • Clean coal
  • Carbon credits
  • Renewable energy
  • Global warming : presidential summary - the buck stops here
  • 24. The
  • Notes
  • Index
  • fruit of the ground
  • Comfortable conservation
  • Compact fluorescent lights
  • Cool colors : when brown paint is white
  • Reason for optimism : Rosenfeld's law
  • The
  • fizzling population bomb
Control code
181139562
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9780393066272
Lccn
2008006075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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