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The Resource Powering the future : how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow, Robert B. Laughlin

Powering the future : how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow, Robert B. Laughlin

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Powering the future : how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow
Title
Powering the future
Title remainder
how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow
Statement of responsibility
Robert B. Laughlin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Firesides will still be snug and warm. How will we do it? Not by discovering a magic bullet to slay our energy problems, but through a slew of fascinating technologies, drawing on wind, water, and fire. Powering the Future is an objective yet optimistic tour through alternative fuel sources, set in a world where we've burned every last drop of petroleum and every last shovelful of coal"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
333.79
Index
index present
LC call number
  • TJ808
  • TJ808
LC item number
  • .L365 2011
  • .L365 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Powering the future : how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow, Robert B. Laughlin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
sky239269839
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780465022199
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011024618
Other control number
9780465022199
Label
Powering the future : how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow, Robert B. Laughlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
sky239269839
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780465022199
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011024618
Other control number
9780465022199

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