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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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New York : Basic Books, c2011.
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vii, 224 pages ; 25 cm.
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333.794 L374 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--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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"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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APA Citation (style guide)

Laughlin, R. B. (2011). Powering the future: how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow. New York: Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Laughlin, Robert B. 2011. Powering the Future: How We Will (eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow. New York: Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Laughlin, Robert B, Powering the Future: How We Will (eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow. New York: Basic Books, 2011.

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Laughlin, Robert B. Powering the Future: How We Will (eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow. New York: Basic Books, 2011. Print.

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