Physics for Future Presidents

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Physics for Future Presidents

The Science Behind the Headlines

By Richard A. Muller; Pete Larkin (Narrated by)

Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781452602721

Publication Date: June 1, 2011

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 twenty-first century.

About the Author
Richard A. Muller is a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a winner of the MacArthur Fellowship, often called the "Genius Award."

Pete Larkin, an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has worked in virtually all media. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets from 1988 to 1993, served as host of WNEW-FM's highly rated "Saturday Morning Sixties" program, and has done hundreds of commercials, promos, and narrations.

Praise For Physics for Future Presidents

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