Physics for Future Presidents

  • by Richard A. Muller
  • Narrated by Pete Larkin
  • 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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.
Written in everyday, nontechnical language, Physics for Future Presidents explains the science behind the concerns that our nation faces in the immediate future. Even active readers of serious journalism will be surprised at the lessons contained herein. It is must-have information for all presidents - and citizens - of the 21st century.


What the Critics Say

"Should be required reading for all informed citizens, as well as Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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must read for all open minded people

A very valuable compilation of important facts bearing on important issues which are presented in an accessible format. In my view, these are presented as objectively and non-ideologically as is reasonably possible and for that reason the book is likely to draw attacks from both the far left and the far right. This is especially likely to be true for the chapters on global warming. On the one hand, it debunks many of the distortions and hyperbole of the doomsday alarmists, especially Al Gore in 'An Inconvenient Truth.' On the other, it does accept the likelihood that global warming is occurring, is probably largely man-caused and should be addressed, but only in ways that make sense and not by following many of the programs of this administration and the green fanatics, like electric cars, ethanol subsidies and extensive investment in solar power.
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- John

Lots of good information

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The commentary tends to the conservative side of politics, has if everybody has had enough of science profreessors messing around with politics.

Any additional comments?

Recommended by a science orientated

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- david

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio