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Author Clery, Daniel author.

Title A piece of the sun : the quest for fusion energy / Daniel Clery.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Overlook Duckworth, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    621.484 CLE    Available
Description 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-310) and index.
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?
Summary "Our rapidly industrializing world has an insatiable hunger for energy, and conventional sources are struggling to meet demand. Oil is running out, coal is damaging our climate, and many nations are abandoning nuclear--yet solar, wind, and water will never be a complete replacement. The solution, says Daniel Clery in this deeply researched and revelatory book, is to be found in the original energy source: the Sun itself. There, at its center, the fusion of 620 million tons of hydrogen every second generates an unfathomable amount of energy. By replicating even a tiny piece of the Sun's power on Earth, we can secure all the heat and energy we would ever need"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Controlled fusion.
Renewable energy sources.
ISBN 9781468304930 hardback US $27.95
1468304933 hardback US

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