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Simple, understandable explanations like that make this an interesting book to read.
Basically, the authors left wing orientation is a constant and unwelcome presence in his book, rendering it almost comical at times.
Even just the understanding of this information alone (for those of us who didn't already know it) makes the book worth reading.
My daughter chose this book for her math book report and loved it. She said it made her feel super smart....so not only did she learn she also enjoyed it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by moms review
Because I'm a HUGE NERD, I find fusion very interesting, which is why I bought this book. But in fact I think just about anyone who enjoys tales of geniuses driven mad by obsession... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tom Braun
This book will briefly discuss some basic physics of fusion and fission. My favorite part of the book is the explanation of the cold fusion fiasco. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ben Cartwright
Charles Seife's book on the history of fusion energy programs is an excellent summary of the quest for controlled thermonuclear fusion carried out over the past 50 years. Read morePublished 8 months ago by ALAN J TOEPFER
I purchased this book to satisfy a long lingering curiosity about the subject of fusion. I'm nearly 40 years old with a somewhat faded recollection of my high school / college... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Josh
I worked as a student summer worker at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in the late 1970's. That was the era in which Tokamaks of the size approaching what was then thought... Read morePublished 22 months ago by R. Van Wagner
This is great for anyone interested in the history of energy. Once i picked this up i was not able to put it down until I was finished. highly Recommended!Published on October 26, 2011 by DisablingSpider
I really enjoyed this book, my last contact with science was in high school yet this was so clearly written and explained the raw basics of the underlying problems in creating... Read morePublished on October 23, 2011 by Law student
The world's first fission bomb (Trinity) was exploded in 1945, and the world's first fission power plant (in Obninsk, Russia) was connected to the grid in 1954, 9 years later. Read morePublished on October 23, 2010 by Ilya