A Piece of the Sun
The Quest for Fusion Energy
By Daniel Clery
Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781468304930, 320pp.
Publication Date: June 27, 2013
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Nuclear fusion scientists have pursued this simple yet extraordinary ambition for decades. Skeptics say it will never work but, as "A Piece of the Sun" makes clear, large-scale nuclear fusion is scientifically possible and has many advantages over other options. Fusion is clean, green and virtually limitless and Clery argues passionately and eloquently that the only thing keeping us from proving its worth is our politicians shortsightedness. The world energy industry is worth trillions of dollars, divert just a tiny fraction of that into researching fusion and we would soon know if it is workable.
Timely and authoritative, "A Piece of the Sun" is a rousing call-to-arms to seize this chance of avoiding the looming energy crisis.