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Unstoppable : harnessing science to change the world

Author: Bill Nye; Corey S Powell
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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For more than twenty years, Bill Nye "the Science Guy" has inspired legions of fans with an empowering message: The combination of scientific curiosity and human ingenuity can transform obstacles into opportunities and unlock a future of endless possibilities. Now, Bill applies his message of technological optimism to one of the most serious challenges facing our species: climate change. With a scientist's rigorous  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Nye; Corey S Powell
ISBN: 9781250007148 1250007143
OCLC Number: 910087975
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 341 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: We've got the whole world in our hands --
The call to greatness --
A hothouse of disbelief --
Putting a price on inaction --
Inputs and feedbacks --
Thermodynamics and you --
Fighting global warming with ... bubbles? --
Talkin' 'bout our electrical energy generation --
Stop the burn- don't frack that gas --
Nuclear energy: too cheap to meter ... again --
One more reactor (no, make it two) --
Power of the Sun --
Is the answer blowing in the wind? --
Down to the wire --
Let's transform the grid --
Dude, where's my battery pack? --
Quest for storage --
Bottling sunshine with moonshine? --
NASCAR- a catalyst for change --
Got to get moving on moving --
Moving our masses --
Rise of the taxipod, robotruck, and bioplane --
The water-energy connection --
Time to get the salt out --
Feeding the world --
Bringing is all back home to Bill's house --
¿Quién es más verde- or, Keeping up with the Begleys --
Bill and Ed get into hot water --
The tap is off and the garden is green --
The case for space --
Building a better rocket equation --
Do humans have a destiny in space? --
Setting a fair price for a better planet --
The unstoppable species.
Other Titles: Harnessing science to change the world
Responsibility: by Bill Nye ; edited by Corey S. Powell.

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For more than twenty years, Bill Nye "the Science Guy" has inspired legions of fans with an empowering message: The combination of scientific curiosity and human ingenuity can transform obstacles into opportunities and unlock a future of endless possibilities. Now, Bill applies his message of technological optimism to one of the most serious challenges facing our species: climate change. With a scientist's rigorous understanding of how things are and an engineer's vision of how things could be, he completely reframes the issue of today's environmental crisis, and views it not as the end of progress but as an opportunity for a tremendous new beginning--a moment for our society to rethink the way we live and to create a cleaner, healthier, smarter world. We need not remain shackled to the inefficient technologies of the Industrial Revolution; we need not accept pollution and environmental ruin as the inevitable costs of a vibrant economy; above all, we need not leave our children a planet that is depleted and overheated. The urgent task here is not saving the Earth--it's saving the Earth for us, for humanity. We can do that, but the moment to begin is now.--

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