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Science  28 Nov 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5906, pp. 1328
DOI: 10.1126/science.1167754

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Sun in a Bottle. The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking. By Charles Seife. Viking (Penguin), New York, 2008. 310 pp. $25.95, C$28.50. ISBN 9780670020331.

Focusing on scientists who have attempted to harness fusion to generate power, Seife sketches the history of fusion research over the past six decades.