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Search for the ultimate energy source : a history of the U.S. fusion program

Author: Stephen Odell Dean
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Green energy and technology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why has the cheap, limitless energy promised by fusion always seemed just out of reach? Search for the Ultimate Energy Source: A History of the U.S. Fusion Energy Program, explains the fundamentals and concepts behind fusion power, and traces the development of fusion historically by decade--covering its history as dictated by US government policies, its major successes, and its prognosis for the future. The reader  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dean, Stephen O.
Search for the Ultimate Energy Source : A History of the U.S. Fusion Program.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Odell Dean
ISBN: 9781461460374 1461460379
OCLC Number: 823728929
Description: 1 online resource (269 pages).
Contents: Fusion Fundamentals --
Fusion Concepts --
The Struggling Years: 1960s --
The Glory Years: 1970s --
The Carter Plan vs. The Reagan Agenda: 1980-1985 --
Successes and Disasters: 1985-1989 --
Hope for Resurgence: 1990-1995 --
Financial Tsunami: 1995-1999 --
The New Millennium: Science vs. Energy: 2000-2008 --
The Obama administration: 2009-2012 --
Applications --
Engineering challenges --
Energy --
Perspectives 2012 --
The ultimate energy source?
Series Title: Green energy and technology.
Responsibility: Stephen O. Dean.

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