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A Piece of the Sun

Daniel Clery

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-0889-1
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8
Paperback
Overlook
07/29/2014

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Our rapidly industrializing world has an insatiable hunger for energy, but conventional sources are running out. The solution, says Daniel Clery in this deeply revelatory book, is to be found in the original energy source: the Sun itself. There, at its center, the fusion of 620 million tons of hydrogen every second generates an unfathomable amount of energy. By replicating even a tiny piece of the Sun’s power on Earth, we can secure all the heat and energy we would ever need. The simple yet extraordinary ambition of nuclear-fusion scientists has garnered many skeptics, but, as A Piece of the Sun makes clear, large-scale nuclear fusion is scientifically possible—and perhaps even preferable to other options. Clery argues passionately and eloquently that the only thing keeping us from harnessing this cheap, clean and renewable energy is our own shortsightedness.


Praise for A Piece of the Sun:

"Explaining cutting-edge science with remarkable lucidity…Clery illuminates the reasons for investments in fusion as an energy alternative the world desperately needs." —Booklist

"A surprisingly sprightly tour d'horizon of the pursuit of fusion energy, from Science deputy news director Clery." —Kirkus Reviews



Daniel Clery studied theoretical physics at York University. As a news editor for Science magazine since 1993, Clery has covered many of the biggest science news stories of our time.

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