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Powering the future : how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow

Author: Robert B Laughlin
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Powering the Future, Nobel laureate Robert B. Laughlin transports us two centuries into the future, when we've ceased to use carbon from the ground-either because humans have banned carbon burning or because fuel has simply run out. Boldly, Laughlin predicts no earth-shattering transformations will have taken place. Six generations from now, there will still be soccer moms, shopping malls, and business trips.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Laughlin
ISBN: 9780465022199 0465022197 9780465022205 0465022200
OCLC Number: 741751159
Description: vii, 224 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Armchair journey --
Geologic time --
Jungle law --
Carbon forever --
Pipes of power --
Inspiring mammoths --
Calling all cows --
Trash ash --
Viva Las Vegas --
Under the sea --
A winter's eve.
Responsibility: Robert B. Laughlin.

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Examines how we will power our society once fossil fuels are gone. In considering the end of fossil fuel, this title foresees the birth of a conventional synthetic fuel industry.  Read more...

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Kirkus Reviews "A work of intricate research free of hype, offering serious pros and cons with a sometimes whimsical flourish." Booklist "An illuminating, ultimately hopeful perspective on energy Read more...

 
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