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A piece of the sun : the quest for fusion energy

Author: Daniel Clery
Publisher: London ; New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2013.
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Citing a lack of progress in alternate fuel technologies, argues that large-scale nuclear fusion is scientifically plausible and explains that human error has been responsible for the accidents that have limited the technology's acceptance.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Clery
ISBN: 9781468304930 1468304933 9780715645253 0715645250
OCLC Number: 814455012
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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?
Responsibility: Daniel Clery.

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