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

Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines

By Richard A. Muller

  • Release Date: 2008-08-17
  • Genre: Physics
Score: 4
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A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller

We live in complicated, dangerous times. Present and future presidents need to know if North Korea'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 private companies should be allowed to lead the way on space exploration, and what the actual facts are about the worsening threats from climate change. This is "must-have" information for all presidents—and citizens—of the twenty-first century.

Winner of the 2009 Northern California Book Award for General Nonfiction.


  • Where are the figures and diagrams?

    By Damartimantilla
    I can't believe they sell this incomplete without a word of warning!
  • A note

    By Nixterrimus
    This edition lacks charts and diagrams that the author refers to. The book is a 5/5 this edition is a 3/5.
  • Great for understanding...

    By mjduncan707
    First off I would like to start by saying I am a graduate student studying physics. I found that this author does an excellent job explaining the subtleties of physics to the average Joe. I enjoyed this book so much I bought a copy for my family to all read, saves me the time of explaining it to all of them. I feel that this is a must read for everyone! The book does not go over scary equation and it only goes over key concepts behind key physical problems and possibilities. Please take a look at this book, even if you go to the book store and read it from the self without buying it.