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Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date August 4, 2008
Pages 380
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393066272
ISBN-10 0393066274
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $26.95
Other format details sci/tech
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Learn the science behind the headlines―the tools of terrorists, the dangers of nuclear power, and the reality of global warming.

We live in complicated, dangerous times. They are also hyper-technical times. As citizens who will elect future presidents of the most powerful and influential country in the world, we need to know―truly understand, not just rely on television's talking heads―if Iran's nascent nuclear capability is a genuine threat to the West, if biochemical weapons are likely to be developed by terrorists, if there are viable alternatives to fossil fuels that should be nurtured and supported by the government, if nuclear power should be encouraged, and if global warming is actually happening. This book is written in everyday, nontechnical language on the science behind the concerns that our nation faces in the immediate future. Even active readers of serious journalism will be surprised by the lessons that the book contains. It is "must-have" information for all presidents―and citizens―of the twenty-first century.

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9780393066272 | details & prices | 380 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $26.95
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (September 21, 2009)
9780393337112 | details & prices | 380 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.95
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