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Physics and Technology for Future Presidents: An Introduction to the Essential Physics Every World Leader Needs to Know (ISE) Hardcover – 15 May 2010


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  • Hardcover: 536 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1 edition (15 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691135045
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691135045
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.7 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 180,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Modern science and technology have the power to shape the world we live in, for good or for evil. Muller, himself a brilliant,creative scientist, has distilled the most important scientific principles that define our choices, and has presented them clearly and objectively. To make wise decisions, not only future presidents, but future business and community leaders, and thoughtful citizens generally, need the information inthis book. —Frank Wilczek, Nobel Prize–winning physicist“Richard Muller has written an amazing and very entertaining book, not only for future presidents but for just about everyone else. It's written in a nonmathematical style, but includes tidbits that will amaze even working physicists. This is a great book that should be read by everyone. —David Goodstein, California Institute of Technology

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"Modern science and technology have the power to shape the world we live in, for good or for evil. Muller, himself a brilliant, creative scientist, has distilled the most important scientific principles that define our choices, and has presented them clearly and objectively. To make wise decisions, not only future presidents, but future business and community leaders, and thoughtful citizens generally, need the information in this book."--Frank Wilczek, Nobel Prize--winning physicist

"Richard Muller has written an amazing and very entertaining book, not only for future presidents but for just about everyone else. It's written in a nonmathematical style, but includes tidbits that will amaze even working physicists. This is a great book that should be read by everyone."--David Goodstein, California Institute of Technology

"Anyone who aspires to be president (of any enlightened organization)--or for that matter, anyone who would like to be led by an informed president--should read this book. Extraterrestrials would surely be amazed that the citizens of the most powerful country on earth routinely elect presidents who proudly profess to know nothing about science and technology. We can only dream that one day presidential debates will include a quiz based on this book."--A. Zee, author ofFearful Symmetry

"Clear, inviting, and humorous, this is the first nonquantitative book I've seen that covers all the topics of physics. The introduction of current social and political issues is excellent. Students will want to read this book from cover to cover. It could increase scientific literacy significantly."--Mark Oreglia, University of Chicago

"Physics and Technology for Future Presidents provides a new answer to an old problem: how to teach physics to nontechnical students. Richard Muller does not 'dumb down' the technical aspects of physics; he skips them altogether and focuses on physics results rather than methods. Fun to read and accessible to general readers, this book presents a lot of interesting physics facts."--Vadim Kaplunovsky, University of Texas, Austin


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