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The star builders : nuclear fusion and the race to power the planet / Arthur Turrell.

Turrell, Arthur, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982130664
  • ISBN: 1982130660
  • Physical Description: vii, 259 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-244) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: A crazy idea -- The star builders -- Build a star, save the planet -- Energy from atoms -- How the universe builds stars -- How to build a star with magnetic fields -- How to build a star with inertia -- The new star builders -- Isn't this all abit dangerous? -- Finishing the race for fusion -- Epilogue: Can we afford not to do fusion?
Summary, etc.:
"From a young, award-winning scientist, a look at one of the most compelling and historic turning points of our time-the race to harness the power of the stars and produce controlled fusion, creating a practically unlimited supply of clean energy. The most important energy-making process in the universe takes place inside stars. The ability to duplicate that process in a lab, once thought out of reach, may now be closer than we think. Today, all across the world teams of scientists are being assembled bythe world's boldest entrepreneurs, big business, and governments to solve what is the most difficult technological challenge humanity has ever faced: building the equivalent of a star on earth. If their plans to capture star power are successful, they will unlock thousands, potentially millions, of years of clean, carbon-free energy. Not only would controlled nuclear fusion go a long way toward solving the climate crisis, it could help make other highly desired technological ambitions possible-like journeying to the stars. Given the rising alarm over deterioration of the environment, and the strides being made in laser and magnetic field technology, powerful momentum is gathering behind fusion and the possibilities it offers"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Controlled fusion.
Renewable energy sources.
Nuclear energy > Environmental aspects.
Genre: Science.

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