Powering the Future by Robert B. Laughlin audiobook

Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow

By Robert B. Laughlin
Read by Traber Burns

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780465022199
5.75 Hours Unabridged
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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. 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.

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Summary

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. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The book is written with cheerfully can-do brio and is full of fascinating calculations…Mr. Laughlin brings a refreshing, upbeat outlook for our energy future.” Wall Street Journal
“Laughlin says many useful things with a pleasing directness.” New Scientist
“[A] sardonic and vivid exercise in futurology.” Discover
“A pragmatic, authoritative look into energy alternatives for general readers.” Library Journal
“An illuminating, ultimately hopeful perspective on energy policy.” Booklist
“The value of the book rests in the author’s thought-provoking assessment and his relentless faith in the earth…A work of intricate research free of hype, offering serious pros and cons with a sometimes whimsical flourish.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Robert B. Laughlin

Author Bio: Robert B. Laughlin

Robert B. Laughlin is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Physics at Stanford University. In 1998 he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the fractional quantum Hall effect. He is the author of The Crime of Reason and A Different Universe. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 5.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English