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  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Infinite Energy Pr (August 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892925028
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892925022
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,289,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mallove, a professional science writer, tells the history of recent cold fusion research from the dramatic Pons-Fleischmann announcement in March 1989 until approximately the fall of 1990. All the major twists and turns of the story are related with a modest amount of technical detail; it should be quite intelligible to laypeople. Mallove covers much the same ground at about the same level as Frank Close does in Too Hot To Handle ( LJ 5/15/91). However, there is a dramatic difference--Mallove is a firm believer in the cold fusion phenomenon; he is thus at the opposite end of the spectrum from Close. At the moment, the scientific consensus appears to be with the skeptics, but Mallove's book is nevertheless recommended for all libraries that have Close's. In tandem, the two volumes will give readers an interesting view of a continuing scientific controversy.
- Jack W. Weigel, Univ. of Michigan Lib., Ann Arbor
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Mallove brings dramatically to life the human side of this important scientific controversy, which has tapped the emotions of its scientific participants in a way usually typical of major scientific revolutions. Fire from Ice is highly recommended reading for anyone who is interested in the nature of scientific controversy and scientific change. I frankly could not put the book down once I started it." -- Dr. Frank Sulloway, former MacArthur Fellow Science historian, MIT Program in Science, Technology and Society

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Romeo Wilson on November 7, 2004
Format: Paperback
Eugene Mallove tragically lost his life earlier this year in a simple act of barbarism. So odd that a man who devoted his life to one of the most neglected and abstract fields of science in the late 20th Century would die in such a senseless manner. Luckily, Gene's lifes work will not be a waste, as Cold Fusion is finally starting to achieve the recognition it rightly deserves. It will be pinoneers like Dr. Mallove who will be remembered for keeping the Cold Fusion flame alive during some of its darkest moments. Buy and read this book, it's sure to be a collectors item soon, as Cold Fusion will soon emerge as a mainstream field of science and Dr. Mallove will be exonerated for persuing such a taboo field of science.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 28, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Great boot about cold fusion. Mallove is not a crackpot that the cold fusion skeptics can throw under the rug. Gives the general picture about cold fusion and findings from "respected labs". Very good.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 2000
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I thought this was a great book. If you want an intriguing book about the controversial energy source of the future you must read this book. It is an excellent read!
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 4, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Mallove has produced a fine documentary of the early days of the cold fusion controversy, which has developed into an underground science. Ignorance of this discovery will be viewed with the kind of curiosity that causes us to wonder why the discovery of the 'cat's wisker' transistor in the 20's did not lead to any kind of serious research effort for several decades in a world that desperately needs clean energy.
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