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Physics for future presidents : the science behind the headlines

Autor: R Muller
Editorial: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009, ©2008.
Edición/Formato:   Libro impreso : Inglés (eng) : 1st edVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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We live in complicated, dangerous times. They are also hyper-technical times. As citizens who will elect future presidents of the most powerful and influential country in the world, we need to know -- truly understand, not just rely on television's talking heads -- if Iran's nascent nuclear capability is a genuine threat to the West, if biochemical weapons are likely to be developed by terrorists, if there are  Leer más
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Tipo de documento Libro
Todos autores / colaboradores: R Muller
ISBN: 9780393066272 0393066274 9780393337112 0393337111
Número OCLC: 181139562
Descripción: 380 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contenido: Terrorism --
Terrorist nukes --
The next terrorist attack --
Biological terrorism --
Terrorism: Presidential summary --
Key energy surprises --
Solar power --
The end of oil --
Energy: Presidential summary --
Radioactivity and death --
Radioactive decay --
Nuclear weapons --
Nuclear madness --
Nuclear power --
Nuclear waste --
Nukes: Presidential summary --
Space and satellites --
Gravity applications --
Humans in space --
Spying with invisible light --
Space: Presidential summary --
A brief history of climate --
The greenhouse effect --
A very likely cause --
Evidence --
Nonsolutions --
The fruit of the ground --
New technologies --
Global warming: Presidential summary.
Responsabilidad: Richard A. Muller.

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Learn the science behind the headlines-the tools of terrorists, the dangers of nuclear power, and the reality of global warming.  Leer más

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