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Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking Hardcover – 30 Oct 2008

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  • Hardcover: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Books; First Edition edition (30 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670020338
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670020331
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 2.8 x 21.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,526,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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aWritten with clarity and infectious enthusiasm that are rare in science writing. . . . "Zero" is really something.a
--"The Washington Post"

"Substantive and libely...Seife writes with effortless clarity."
--"New York Times Book Review" " A must-read for anyone who wants to know the story behind ongoing multibillion-dollar attempts at bottling up the sun."
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About the Author

Charles Seife is the author of five previous books, including "Proofiness" and "Zero, " which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for first nonfiction and was a "New York Times" notable book. He has written for a wide variety of publications, including "The New York Times, Wired, New Scientist, Science, Scientific American, " and "The Economist." He is a professor of journalism at New York University and lives in New York City.

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When tantalising possibilities are mixed with great (one could say, desperate) desires, the stage is set for plenty of heat and light. Charles Seife does an excellent job of explaining fusion in terms non-physicists can easily understand, while wryly describing why the quest for 'limitless free energy' has so far produced endless smoke and mirrors while steadfastly failing to get nearer than 30 years away from delivering a commercially-viable process.
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