Coverart for item
The Resource 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, Robert B. Laughlin

Label
Powering the future : how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow
Title
Powering the future
Title remainder
how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow
Statement of responsibility
Robert B. Laughlin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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-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
  • "In considering the end of fossil fuel, Laughlin foresees the birth of a conventional synthetic fuel industry. Present-day oil companies already have the catalytic synthesis technologies capable of converting any carbon-containing substance--coal, trash, trees--into conventional fuels. Meanwhile, energy from the sun and wind is likely to be cheaper than energy made from biomass. However, long-term storage facilities must be built for this power to last. Powering the Future is an objective yet optimistic tour through alternative fuel sources"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laughlin, Robert B
Dewey number
333.79
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ808
LC item number
.L365 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Power resources
  • SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
Label
Powering the future : how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow, Robert B. Laughlin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Armchair journey -- Geologic time -- Jungle law -- Carbon forever -- Pipes of power -- Inspiring mammoths -- Calling all cows -- Trash ash -- Viva Las Vegas -- Under the sea -- A winter's eve
Control code
ocm741751159
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780465022199
Lccn
2011024618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)741751159
  • (Sirsi) a1098249
Label
Powering the future : how we will (eventually) solve the energy crisis and fuel the civilization of tomorrow, Robert B. Laughlin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Armchair journey -- Geologic time -- Jungle law -- Carbon forever -- Pipes of power -- Inspiring mammoths -- Calling all cows -- Trash ash -- Viva Las Vegas -- Under the sea -- A winter's eve
Control code
ocm741751159
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780465022199
Lccn
2011024618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)741751159
  • (Sirsi) a1098249

Library Locations

    • Central Library, Jesse H. Jones BuildingBorrow it
      500 McKinney St., Houston, TX, 77002, US
      29.759431 -95.369953
    • Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood LibraryBorrow it
      3223 Wilcrest, Houston, TX, 77042, US
      29.72902849999999 -95.5712034
Processing Feedback ...