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Powering the future: how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow

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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--either because humans have banned carbon burning or because fuel has simply run out. 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"--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facetPower resources
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Renewable energy sources
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title_displayPowering the future : how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow
title_fullPowering the Future How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow
Powering the future : how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow / Robert B. Laughlin
Powering the future : how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow [electronic resource] / Robert B. Laughlin
title_shortPowering the future
title_subhow we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow
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Power resources
Renewable energy sources
Science