Powering the Future (MP3 CD)

How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow

By Robert B. Laughlin, Traber Burns (Read by)

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781455118793

Publication Date: September 27, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/23/2013)
Hardcover (9/1/2011)
Audio Cassette (9/1/2011)
Compact Disc (9/27/2011)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (12/1/2011)
Compact Disc (9/27/2011)

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In Powering the Future, Nobel laureate Robert B. Laughlin transports us two centuries into the future, when we've ceased to use carbon from the ground. Boldly, Laughlin predicts no earth-shattering transformations will have taken place. Six generations from now, there will still be soccer moms, shopping malls, and business trips. Firesides will still be snug and warm. How will we do it? Not by discovering a magic bullet to slay our energy problems, but through a slew of fascinating technologies, drawing on wind, water, and fire. Powering the Future is an objective yet optimistic tour through alternative fuel sources, set in a world where we've burned every last drop of petroleum and every last shovelful of coal.