Some Science for Today's Electorate

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Science  03 Oct 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5898, pp. 48
DOI: 10.1126/science.1165024

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Physics for Future Presidents. The Science Behind the Headlines. By Richard A. Muller. Norton, New York, 2008. 380 pp. $26.95, C$29.50, £15.99, €21. ISBN 9780393066272.

The author provides a nontechnical primer on the science that must be taken into account when considering some key issues that presidents (and the electorate) must deal with: terrorism; energy; nuclear weapons, power, and wastes; space; and global warming.