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`An authoritative, frank, hard-hitting account of the cold fusion fiasco.' GLENN T. SEABORG`As a distinguished nuclear chemist he is uniquely qualified to evaluate the field. Cool, dispassionate scientists and policymakers will receive his book, I trust, with the respect it deserves.' FRANK CLOSE, NATURELong and quotable review by Steven Jones, Brigham Young Univ., in Physics World, which won't fit in this field. `Members of the scientific community and lay readers interested in the history of the cold fusion episode and its broader implication for the scientific process will find much to consider in John Huizenga's thoughtful account of this astonishing chapter in the history of science.' STANLEY C. LUCKHARDT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Science, Vol. 257, 24th July 1992. This book belongs in all college and university libraries. CHOICE
'An authoritative, frank, hard-hitting account of the cold fusion fiasco.' GLENN T. SEABORG'As a distinguished nuclear chemist he is uniquely qualified to evaluate the field. Cool, dispassionate scientists and policymakers will receive hisbook, I trust, with the respect it deserves.' FRANK CLOSE, NATURE'Members of the scientific community and lay readers interested in the history of the cold fusion episode and its broader implication for the scientific process will find much to consider in John Huizenga's thoughtful account of this astonishing chapter in the history of science.' STANLEY C. LUCKHARDT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. NATURE'This book belongs in all college and university libraries.' CHOICEIn the spring of 1989 two electrochemists, B. Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann, working at the University of Utah, claimed to have duplicated the high-temperature process powering the sun at room temperature in a small jar on a laboratory tabletop.Scientists worldwide rushed to verify cold fusion, but analyses showed that most of the positive reports were plagued by experimental uncertainties, inadequate controls and improper assessment of errors; a definitive experiment still does not exist. Huizenga tells the story of the cold fusion claim in this book, presenting his own analysis of the reports, exploring the damaging consequences of the claim, and affirming his view that test tube fusion with watts of power remains a chimera. JOHN R. HUIZENGA, former Tracy H. Harris Professor of Chemistryand Physics at the University of Rochester, was co-chairman of theCold Fusion Panel of the Energy Research Advisory board.
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Goes very deep into the scientific details. Prose is ...
20 February 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
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Goes very deep into the scientific details. Prose is quite thick. One problem: it cites lots of newspaper articles, scientific papers, etc.but doesn't give the full bibliographical details. It's a bit difficult to find the source material if you are researching the topic.
Dr. Huizenga was Right
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I had the pleasure, and honor, of meeting Dr. Huizenga while he was living in Pinehurst, NC. I had just read this book and had the chance to talk to him about it and the various attempts with cold fusion, including the Navy's work. I never had the chance to talk with him about the Navy's report, but it did not fare well within the scientific community. Dr. Huizenga was not only brilliant, and an important contributor to our national security, but John was also a kind, gentleman.
Dr. Huizenga Will Have To Write a New Book
11 November 2004 - Published on Amazon.com
17 people found this helpful.
Since Dr. Huizenga wrote this scathing book against Cold Fusion, so much has happened in the field. Even the U.S. Navy revealed in the Spring, 2003 that they have been clandestinely researching Cold Fusion for a decade. Their conclusion? Cold Fusion is real and it warrants an official government funded research effort. Dr. Huizenga, well meaning or not, missed the boat on Cold Fusion. It's too bad he put his closed-minded scientific views in writing for the whole world to see. I wonder if he'll be writing a new book when Cold Fusion re-emerges into the scientific mainstream in coming years? Cold Fusion is being replicated all around the world, and the skeptics are just flat-earthers at this point.
5 April 2000 - Published on Amazon.com
8 people found this helpful.
This is the greatest book describing the scientific fiasco of the century. It is a great book describing the theory and showing experiments to try and duplicate this process of cold fusion. Great Book.