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4.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 5 4.08 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard A. Muller Narrator: Pete Larkin Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781452672724
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We live in complicated, dangerous times. They are also hyper-technical times. As citizens who will elect future presidents of the most powerful and influential world, we need to know-truly understand, not just rely on television's talking heads-if Iran's nascent nuclear capability is a genuine threat to the West, if biochemical weapons are likely to be developed by terrorists, if there are viable alternatives to fossil fuels that should be nurtured and supported by the government, if nuclear power should be encouraged, and if global warming is actually happening. Written in everyday, nontechnical language, Physics for Future Presidents explains the science behind the concerns that our nation faces in the immediate future. Even active readers of serious journalism will be surprised at the lessons contained herein. It is must-have information for all presidents-and citizens-of the twenty-first century. Download and start listening now!

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

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alli | 12/3/2013

    " This was a good book, the science accurate and understandable to the lay person, and yet not boring for those of us with physics/engineering/math backgrounds. The only thing I didn't really like was the author's political bias poked through more often than I really care to read in a science book, even if it is written for "future [politicians:]" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 9/24/2013

    " Learned a lot reading this - makes the information very accessible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Coustier | 8/15/2013

    " Super-readable overview on numerous physic topics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 7/31/2013

    " FANTASTIC science book for the curious non-scientist. Gives you a great background on every important scientific topic you'll hear in the news. Easy to read and very interesting. I recommend to anyone! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad | 6/18/2013

    " Don't by afraid of the title. "Yes", it does discuss some physics but it isn't so technical that you won't understand. This book separates fact from fiction on topics like "dirty bombs", global warming, alternate fuels, etc. by presenting the physics involved in each. Very good stuff! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 2/12/2013

    " Interesting read. Good general science read for non-scientists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrian | 12/5/2012

    " Physics and Policy...a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron Jensen | 11/4/2012

    " There is a lot to digest in this book, but I liked the breadth, and the lack of political bias. I listened to the audio book, but then checked out the print version to re-read some of the more dense portions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claire | 10/13/2012

    " Yep, it's official. As soon as I finish this one I'm launching my 2012 campaign. Eat your heart out Sarah Palin. It's a pretty good guide to current issues and I think it's pretty accurate. . .written by a professor at Berkeley. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Speed | 8/26/2012

    " Such a good book. I highly recommend it to anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Guy | 5/6/2012

    " Amazing book! Should be required reading for ALL HS students. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 4/7/2012

    " Fascinating look at the science that *should* be affecting policy decisions, though it often doesn't. For example, while a nuclear bomb is a scary proposition, the reality is that terrorists could probably not build one or if they could, it would not do much harm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Parnell | 9/23/2011

    " I hated high school physics and I loved this book. It made the science that affects our daily lives understandable and relevant. I wish that the people that scream at us from the TV about the end of the world would spend an afternoon with Dr. Muller. "

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About the Author
Author Richard A. Muller

Richard A. Muller is a professor of physics at the University of California–Berkeley, a faculty senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and a winner of the MacArthur Fellowship, often called the “Genius Award.” He is the author of several books, including The Instant Physicist. Muller lives in Berkeley, California.

About the Narrator

Pete Larkin has narrated dozens of audiobook titles, won five Earphones Awards, and been a finalist in 2012 for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been praised for his expert ability to speak in multiple accents. He is also an on-camera host and accomplished voice-over artist for hundreds of commercials and promos for a variety of companies, corporations, and governmental agencies. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets and has worked as a radio jockey in New York, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.