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Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines Hardcover – August 17, 2008
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A marvelously readable and level-headed explanation of basic science and how it relates to the issues. — John Tierney (New York Times)
A triumph. — Steve Weinberg (Boston Globe)
An outstanding example of public communication of science. — Kenneth R. Foster (Science)
About the Author
Richard A. Muller is professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and the best-selling author of Physics for Future Presidents. For his outstanding work in experimental cosmology, he was awarded a 1982 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, and also a share of the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for the discovery of dark energy.
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I listened to this book rather than read it, so I like the fact the there weren't many equations. The equations were there to tell the reader they're there. It's up to the reader to do the extra research if he/she is inclined. It was a great book to listen to (via Amazon's Audible).
While I am sure I am not politically on the same side as the author - which means I did not agree with some of his conclusions - he at least acknowledged they were his opinions and did realize there are differing views. For the most part, I didn't see any political spin in the book, which was refreshing.
To that end, it is a useful book when I get into discussion with my politically opposite friends, as this book was written by one of "them", and he debunks a lot of the drivel you hear these days from that side.
All in all, not a bad book.
surrounding what it going on.