Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines by Richard A. Muller


Should be required reading for all informed citizens, as well as Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain. (Publishers Weekly )

A book so brilliant that I can’t help feel (as a writer), ‘I wish I’d thought of that.’ (Brian Clegg - Popular Science )

A marvelously readable and level-headed explanation of basic science and how it relates to the issues. (John Tierney - New York Times )

Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines Book Review

“A triumph.”—Steve Weinberg, Boston Globe This is “must-have” information for all presidents—and citizens—of the twenty-first century: Is Iran’s nascent nuclear capability a genuine threat to the West? Are biochemical weapons likely to be developed by terrorists? Are there viable alternatives to fossil fuels that should be nurtured and supported by the government? Should nuclear power be encouraged? Can global warming be stopped? 73 figures and illustrations

About the Author: Richard A. Muller

Richard A. Muller is professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a past winner of the MacArthur Fellowship. His book Physics for Future Presidents is based on his renowned course for non-science students. He lives in Berkeley, California.