Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Electricity and Man by Isaac Asimov

The Newer York is a site that sells things. I'm a week late on this, but I thought I'd share it anyway. (Someone has already bought it.)

Electricity and Man by Isaac Asimov


This is a gem! Found in the depths of a government building, this small, rare book from 1972 was commissioned by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to explain why nuclear energy is the future. Renowned science fiction writer Isaac Asimov explains the U.S. relationship with energy, its history and its future.
Throughout the 45 pages he beautifully weaves and out of history, science, and opinion. Asimov provides a short-history on atomic energy scientists and their inventions and discoveries, explanations of oil and steam power, and finally a qualitative look at why nuclear is the answer. In light of recent events, with Fukushima and the climate change debates, this book contains some knowledge you need from a writer who can deliver.


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